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Medical Term:

anterior longitudinal ligament

Definition

the wide fibrous band interconnecting the anterolateral surfaces of the vertebral bodies, blending with the outer lamellae of the intervertebral discs as it passes between vertebrae.

Synonym(s): ligamentum longitudinale anteriusTA, lacertus medius

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