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cruciate ligament

noun

Definition of CRUCIATE LIGAMENT

:  either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia; especially :  anterior cruciate ligament

First Known Use of CRUCIATE LIGAMENT

circa 1934
Medical Dictionary

cruciate ligament

noun

Medical Definition of CRUCIATE LIGAMENT

:  any of several more or less cross-shaped ligaments: as a :  either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia: (1) :  anterior cruciate ligament (2) :  posterior cruciate ligament b :  a complex ligament made up of the transverse ligament of the atlas and vertical fibrocartilage extending from the dens to the border of the foramen magnum

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