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Medical Term:

cruciform part of fibrous digital sheaths of hand and foot


the fibers of the fibrous sheath of the fingers and toes that constitute three X-shaped pulleys (C1–C3) over the proximal and middle phalanx.

Synonym(s): pars cruciformis vaginae fibrosaeTA, crucial ligament4, cruciate ligament of digits, cruciform part of fibrous sheath, cruciform pulley, ligamenta cruciata digitorum

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