ligamentum flavum

noun
ligamentum fla·​vum | \ -ˈflā-vəm How to pronounce ligamentum flavum (audio) \
plural ligamenta flava\ -​və How to pronounce ligamenta flava (audio) \

Medical Definition of ligamentum flavum

: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ligamentum%20flavum. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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