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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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