cruciate ligament

noun

Definition of cruciate ligament

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

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First Known Use of cruciate ligament

circa 1934


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cruciate ligament

noun

medical Definition of cruciate ligament

:any of several more or less cross-shaped ligaments: as
a :either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia:
b :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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