ligamentum flavum

noun

ligamentum fla·​vum -ˈflā-vəm How to pronounce ligamentum flavum (audio)
plural ligamenta flava -və How to pronounce ligamentum flavum (audio)
: any of a series of ligaments of yellow elastic tissue connecting the laminae of adjacent vertebrae from the axis to the sacrum

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“Ligamentum flavum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ligamentum%20flavum. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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