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cruciate ligaments of knee


Definition: the two ligaments that pass from the intercondylar area of the tibia to the intercondylar fossa of the femur.

See: anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament

Synonym(s): crucial ligament2, ligamenta cruciata genus

See Also: anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament

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