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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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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