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coracoacromial ligament


Definition: the heavy arched fibrous band that passes between the coracoid process and the acromion above the shoulder joint; the osseofibrous arch thus formed prevents upward dislocation of the shoulder (glenohumeral) joint.

Synonym(s): ligamentum coracoacromialeTA

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