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Medical Term:

skin ligaments


Definition: one of the numerous small fibrous strands that extend through the superficial fascia attaching the deep surface of the dermis to the underlying deep fascia determining the mobility of the skin over the deep structures; particularly well developed over the breast where they are known as suspensory ligaments of the breast; they are also well developed, but short, in the palms and soles.

Synonym(s): retinaculum cutisTA, retinaculum of skin

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