retinaculum

noun ret·i·nac·u·lum \ ˌre-tə-ˈna-kyə-ləm \

Definition of retinaculum

plural retinacula play \ˌre-tə-ˈna-kyə-lə\
: any of several fibrous bands of fascia that pass over or under tendons (as at or near the ankle or wrist) and help to keep them in place

Origin and Etymology of retinaculum

New Latin, from Latin, halter, cable, from retinēre to hold back — more at retain


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retinaculum

noun ret·i·nac·u·lum \ -ləm \

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