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Medical Term:

patellar ligament


Definition: a strong flattened fibrous band passing from the apex and adjoining margins of the patella to the tuberosity of the tibia; considered by some to be part of the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle, in which the patella is embedded as a sesamoid bone.

Synonym(s): ligamentum patellaeTA

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