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Medical Term:

longitudinal ligaments

 

Definition: one of two extensive fibrous bands running the length of the vertebral column: the anterior longitudinal ligament and the posterior longitudinal ligament.

Synonym(s): ligamenta longitudinalia

See Also: anterior longitudinal ligament, posterior longitudinal ligament

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