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cardinal ligament

 

Definition: a fibrous band attached to the uterine cervix and the vault of the lateral fornix of the vagina; continuous with the tissue ensheathing the pelvic vessels.

Synonym(s): ligamentum cardinaleTA, transverse cervical ligament, cervical ligament of uterus, ligamentum transversale cervicis, Mackenrodt ligament

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