cruciate ligament noun
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cruciate ligament noun (Medical Dictionary)
: 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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