collateral ligament

noun

Medical Definition of collateral ligament 

: any of various ligaments on one or the other side of a hinge joint (as the knee, elbow, or the joints between the phalanges of the toes and fingers): as

a : lateral collateral ligament

b : medial collateral ligament

c : radial collateral ligament

d : ulnar collateral ligament

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