oblique popliteal ligament

noun

Medical Definition of oblique popliteal ligament

: a strong broad flat fibrous ligament that passes obliquely across and strengthens the posterior part of the knee and is derived especially from the tendon of the semimembranosus muscle — compare arcuate popliteal ligament

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“Oblique popliteal ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oblique%20popliteal%20ligament. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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