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Meaning of “ligament” in the English Dictionary

"ligament" in British English

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ligamentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlɪɡ.ə.mənt/
any of the ​strongfibres (= ​strips of ​tissue) in the ​body that ​connectbones together, ​limitingmovements in joints (= ​places where two ​bones are ​connected) and ​supportingmuscles 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 ​strongstrips of ​tissue in the ​body that ​connectvariousbones together, that ​limitmovements in ​joints, and that ​supportmuscles and other ​tissue: She ​tore a ligament in her ​knee while she was ​playingbasketball.
(Definition of ligament from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ligament”
in Spanish ligamento…
in Vietnamese dây chằng…
in Malaysian ligamen…
in Thai เอ็น…
in French ligament…
in German das Band…
in Chinese (Simplified) 韧带…
in Turkish bağ, kiriş, lif…
in Russian связка…
in Indonesian ligamen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 韌帶…
in Polish wiązadło…
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