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English definition of “ligamentum flavum”

ligamentum flavum

noun [C]     /lɪɡ.əˌmen.təm ˈfleɪ.vəm/ US  /ˌlɪɡ.əˈmen.təm ˈfleɪ.vəm/ (plural ligamenta flava) specialized
a ligament (= strong fibre) that helps connect the bones that make up the spineBone structures
(Definition of ligamentum flavum noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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