ligament
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin ligamentum, from Latin, band, tie, from ligare Date: 14th century 1. a tough fibrous band of tissue connecting the articular extremities of bones or supporting an organ in place 2. a connecting or unifying bond <
the law of nations, the great ligament of mankind — Edmund Burke
>
ligamentous adjective

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  • ligament — [ ligamɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1363; lat. ligamentum, de ligare « lier » 1 ♦ Faisceau de tissu fibreux blanchâtre, très résistant et peu extensible, unissant les éléments d une articulation. Ligaments articulaires, interosseux. Ligaments distendus, arrachés …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ligament — LIGAMÉNT, ligamente, s.n. Fascicul de fibre conjunctive, tare şi puţin elastic, care leagă între ele, în articulaţii diferite, părţi ale scheletului sau ajută la fixarea viscerelor. – Din fr. ligament, lat. ligamentum. Trimis de LauraGellner,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Ligament — Lig a*ment (l[i^]g [.a]*ment), n. [L. ligamentum, fr. ligare to bind; cf. f. ligament. Cf. {Lien}, n., {Ligature}.] 1. Anything that ties or unites one thing or part to another; a bandage; a bond. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] Interwoven is the love… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ligament — Ligament. s. m. Terme d anatomie. Certains tendons qui suspendent quelque partie du corps. Un ligament large. les ligaments du foye. les ligaments de la matrice. les ligaments des os de la cuisse &c …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Ligamént — (lat.), Band, Binde …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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  • ligament — index chain (nexus) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ligàment — (ligamȅnt) m 〈G mn nātā〉 anat. vezivno tkivo, povezuje kosti i osigurava čvrstoću zglobova; sveza ✧ {{001f}}lat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • ligament — late 14c., from L. ligamentum band, tie, ligature, from ligare to bind, tie, from PIE *leig to bind (Cf. Alb. lith I bind, M.L.G. lik band, M.H.G. geleich joint, limb ). Related: Ligamental; ligamentary …   Etymology dictionary

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