transverse ligament

noun

Medical Definition of transverse ligament

: any of various ligaments situated transversely with respect to a bodily axis or part: as
a : the transverse part of the cruciate ligament of the atlas
b : one in the anterior part of the knee connecting the anterior margins of the lateral and medial menisci

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“Transverse ligament.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/transverse%20ligament. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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