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retinaculum

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noun ret·i·nac·u·lum \ˌre-tə-ˈna-kyə-ləm\

Definition of retinaculum

plural ret·i·nac·u·laplay \-lə\

  1. :  any of several fibrous bands of fascia that pass over or under tendons (as at or near the ankle or wrist) and help to keep them in place



Origin of retinaculum

New Latin, from Latin, halter, cable, from retinēre to hold back — more at retain


First Known Use: circa 1825


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retinaculum

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noun ret·i·nac·u·lum \-ləm\

Medical Definition of retinaculum

plural ret·i·nac·u·la \-lə\play




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