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intercarpal ligaments

 

Definition: three sets of short fibrous bands that bind together the two rows of carpal bones; according to their location they are named dorsal intercarpal ligaments (ligamenta intercarpalia dorsalia), interosseous intercarpal ligaments (ligamenta intercarpalia interossea), and palmar intercarpal ligaments (ligamenta intercarpalia palmaria).

Synonym(s): ligamenta intercarpaliaTA

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