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bifurcate ligament


Definition: a strong, V-shaped dorsal tarsal ligament on the dorsum of the foot that passes from the calcaneus distal to the tarsal sinus and attaches to cuboid and navicular bones; it is divided into the dorsal calcaneocuboid ligament and the (dorsal) calcaneonavicular ligament.

Synonym(s): ligamentum bifurcatumTA, bifurcated ligament

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