ligament

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ligāmentum, from ligō (tie, bind).

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Noun[edit]

ligament (plural ligaments)

  1. (anatomy) A band of strong tissue that connects bones to other bones
  2. (figuratively) That which binds or acts as a ligament
    • Paraphrase of Daniel Webster, from his oration on Justice Joseph Story
      Justice is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

See also[edit]

  • Tendon

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ligāmentum, from ligō (tie, bind).

Noun[edit]

ligament m (plural ligaments)

  1. ligament

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