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ligamentnoun [C]

uk   /ˈlɪɡ.ə.mənt/ us   /ˈlɪɡ.ə.mənt/
any of the strong fibres (= 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 tissue
(Definition of ligament from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ligamentnoun [C]

us   /ˈlɪɡ·ə·mənt/
any of the strong strips of tissue in the body that connect various bones together, that limit movements in joints, and that support muscles and other tissue: She tore a ligament in her knee while she was playing basketball.
(Definition of ligament from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ligament”
in Vietnamese dây chằng…
in Spanish ligamento…
in Malaysian ligamen…
in Thai เอ็น…
in French ligament…
in German das Band…
in Chinese (Traditional) 韌帶…
in Russian связка…
in Turkish bağ, kiriş, lif…
in Chinese (Simplified) 韧带…
in Indonesian ligamen…
in Polish wiązadło…
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