annular ligament

annular ligament



: a ringlike ligament or band of fibrous tissue encircling a part: a : any of the transverse bands holding in place the extensor and flexor tendons of the wrist and ankle b : a strong band of fibers surrounding the head of the radius and retaining it in the radial notch of the ulna—called also orbicular ligament c : any of several strengthening bands of the tendon sheaths of the digits d : a ring attaching the base of the stapes to the oval window

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up annular ligament? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More