cruciate ligament

noun

Definition of cruciate ligament

  1. :  either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia; especially :  anterior cruciate ligament

Circa 1934

First Known Use of cruciate ligament

circa 1934


Medical Dictionary

cruciate ligament

noun

Medical Definition of cruciate ligament

  1. :  any of several more or less cross-shaped ligaments: asa:  either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia: (1):  anterior cruciate ligament (2):  posterior cruciate ligamentb:  a complex ligament made up of the transverse ligament of the atlas and vertical fibrocartilage extending from the dens to the border of the foramen magnum


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