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Medical Term:

Helmholtz axis ligament

Pronunciation: helm'holtz


a ligament forming the axis about which the malleus rotates; it consists of two portions extending from the anterior and the posterior borders, respectively, of the tympanic notch to the malleus.

Synonym(s): axis ligament of malleus

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