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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.
Translations of “ligament”
in Vietnamese dây chằng…
in Spanish ligamento…
in Thai เอ็น…
in Malaysian ligamen…
in French ligament…
in German das Band…
in Chinese (Traditional) 韌帶…
in Indonesian ligamen…
in Russian связка…
in Turkish bağ, kiriş, lif…
in Chinese (Simplified) 韧带…
in Polish wiązadło…
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