retinaculum


ret·i·nac·u·lum

noun \ˌre-tə-ˈna-kyə-ləm\
plural ret·i·nac·u·la\-lə\

Definition of RETINACULUM

:  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

ret·i·nac·u·lum

noun \-ləm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ret·i·nac·u·la \-lə\

Medical Definition of RETINACULUM

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