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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ligament  \Lig"a*ment\  (l[i^]g"[.a]*ment),  n.  [L.  ligamentum  fr 
  ligare  to  bind:  cf  F.  ligament.  Cf  {Lien},  n.,  {Ligature}.] 
  1.  Anything  that  ties  or  unites  one  thing  or  part  to  another; 
  a  bandage;  a  bond.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  Interwoven  is  the  love  of  liberty  with  every 
  ligament  of  your  hearts.  --Washington. 
 
  2.  (Anat.) 
  a  A  tough  band  or  plate  of  dense,  fibrous,  connective 
  tissue  or  fibrocartilage  serving  to  unite  bones  or 
  form  joints. 
  b  A  band  of  connective  tissue,  or  a  membranous  fold, 
  which  supports  or  retains  an  organ  in  place  as  the 
  gastrophrenic  ligament,  connecting  the  diaphragm  and 
  stomach. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ligament 
  n  1:  a  sheet  or  band  of  tough  fibrous  tissue  connecting  bones  or 
  cartilages  or  supporting  muscles  or  organs 
  2:  any  connection  or  unifying  bond 




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