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ligament of Zinn

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noun \-ˈzin, -ˈtsin\

Medical Definition of ligament of Zinn

  1. :  the common tendon of the inferior rectus and the internal rectus muscles of the eye—called also tendon of Zinn

Biographical Note for ligament of zinn


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Johann Gottfried

(1727–1759), German anatomist and botanist. Zinn was a professor of medicine and director of the botanical gardens at Göttingen. In 1755 he published a monograph on the anatomy of the human eye. It included the first accurate descriptions of the ligament of Zinn and the zonule of Zinn.

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