retinaculum

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(rĕt″ĭ-năk′ū-lŭm)

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pl. retinacula [L., halter]
A band or membrane holding any organ or part in its place. Thickenings of the deep fascia in distal portions of limbs that hold tendons in position when muscles contract are called retinaculum tendinum.

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pl. retinacula [L., halter]
A band or membrane holding any organ or part in its place. Thickenings of the deep fascia in distal portions of limbs that hold tendons in position when muscles contract are called retinaculum tendinum.

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