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

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