supraspinal ligament

noun

Medical Definition of supraspinal ligament

: a fibrous cord that joins the tips of the spinous processes of the vertebrae from the seventh cervical vertebra to the sacrum and that continues forward to the skull as the ligamentum nuchae

called also supraspinous ligament

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“Supraspinal ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/supraspinal%20ligament. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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