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ligament

noun [C] uk   /ˈlɪɡ.ə.mənt/ us  
any of the strong strips of tissue in the body that connect bones together, limiting movements in joints (= places where two bones are connected) and supporting muscles and other tissueSubstances and structures in the body
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