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[L. ligamentum, a band]
1. A band or sheet of strong fibrous connective tissue connecting the articular ends of bones, binding them together to limit motion. 2. A thickened portion or fold of peritoneum or mesentery that supports a visceral organ or connects it to another viscus. 3. A band of fibrous connective tissue connecting bones, cartilages, and other structures and serving to support or attach fascia or muscles. 4. A cordlike structure representing the vestigial remains of a fetal blood vessel.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Ligament." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733293/all/sphenomandibular_ligament.
Ligament. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733293/all/sphenomandibular_ligament. Accessed December 9, 2019.
Ligament. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733293/all/sphenomandibular_ligament
Ligament [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 09]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733293/all/sphenomandibular_ligament.
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