- A band or sheet of fibrous tissue connecting two or more bones, cartilages, or other structures, or serving as support for fasciae or muscles.
- A fold of peritoneum supporting any of the abdominal viscera.
- Any structure resembling a ligament although not performing the function of such.
- The cordlike remains of a fetal vessel or other structure that has lost its original lumen.
[L. ligamentum, a band, bandage]
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