Medical Dictionary


noun lig·a·ment \ˈlig-ə-mənt\

Medical Definition of LIGAMENT

:  a tough band of tissue that serves to connect the articular extremities of bones or to support or retain an organ in place and is usually composed of coarse bundles of dense white fibrous tissue parallel or closely interlaced, pliant, and flexible, but not extensible
:  any of various folds or bands of pleura, peritoneum, or mesentery connecting parts or organs
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