Meaning of “ligament” in the English Dictionary

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"ligament" in British English

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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)

"ligament" in American English

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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)