adjective see ligament

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  • Ligamentous — Ligamental Lig a*men tal (l[i^]g [.a]*m[e^]n tal), Ligamentous Lig a*men tous (l[i^]g [.a]*m[e^]n t[u^]s), a. [Cf. F. ligamenteux.] Composing a ligament; of the nature of a ligament; binding; as, a strong ligamentous membrane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ligamentous — Relating to or of the form or structure of a ligament. * * * lig·a·men·tous .lig ə ment əs adj 1) of or relating to a ligament <ligamentous laxity> 2) forming or formed of a ligament <ligamentous connections> lig·a·men·tous·ly adv * * …   Medical dictionary

  • ligamentous — ligament ► NOUN Anatomy 1) a short band of tough, flexible, fibrous tissue which connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint. 2) a membranous fold that supports an organ and keeps it in position. DERIVATIVES ligamentous adjective.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Ligamentous laxity — is a term given to describe loose ligaments. In a normal body, ligaments (which are the tissues that connect bones to each other) are naturally tight in such a way that the joints are restricted to normal ranges of motion. This creates normal… …   Wikipedia

  • ligamentous — ligamentously, adv. /lig euh men teuhs/, adj. pertaining to, of the nature of, or forming a ligament. Also, ligamental, ligamentary. [1675 85; LIGAMENT + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ligamentous — adjective a) of or pertaining to ligaments b) forming part of a ligament …   Wiktionary

  • ligamentous — adj. of or pertaining to a ligament, forming a ligament (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ligamentous — lig·a·men·tous …   English syllables

  • ligamentous — lig•a•men•tous [[t]ˌlɪg əˈmɛn təs[/t]] adj. pertaining to, of the nature of, or forming a ligament • Etymology: 1675–85 lig a•men′tous•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • ligamentous — /lɪgəˈmɛntəs/ (say liguh mentuhs) adjective relating to, of the nature of, or forming a ligament. Also, ligamentary /lɪgəˈmɛntəri/ (say liguh mentuhree) …  

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