Definition of cruciate ligament
: either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia; especially : anterior cruciate ligament
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Medical Definition of cruciate ligament
: any of several more or less cross-shaped ligaments: asa: either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia: (1): anterior cruciate ligament (2): posterior cruciate ligamentb: 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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