Relating to or of the form or structure of a ligament.

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lig·a·men·tous .lig-ə-'ment-əs adj
1) of or relating to a ligament <\ligamentous laxity>
2) forming or formed of a ligament <\ligamentous connections>
lig·a·men·tous·ly adv

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lig·a·men·tous (lig″ə-menґtəs) pertaining to or of the nature of a ligament.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Ligamentous — Ligamental Lig a*men tal (l[i^]g [.a]*m[e^]n tal), Ligamentous Lig a*men tous (l[i^]g [.a]*m[e^]n t[u^]s), a. [Cf. F. ligamenteux.] Composing a ligament; of the nature of a ligament; binding; as, a strong ligamentous membrane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ligamentous — ligament ► NOUN Anatomy 1) a short band of tough, flexible, fibrous tissue which connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint. 2) a membranous fold that supports an organ and keeps it in position. DERIVATIVES ligamentous adjective.… …   English terms dictionary

  • ligamentous — adjective see ligament …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ligamentous — ligamentously, adv. /lig euh men teuhs/, adj. pertaining to, of the nature of, or forming a ligament. Also, ligamental, ligamentary. [1675 85; LIGAMENT + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ligamentous — adjective a) of or pertaining to ligaments b) forming part of a ligament …   Wiktionary

  • ligamentous — adj. of or pertaining to a ligament, forming a ligament (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ligamentous — lig·a·men·tous …   English syllables

  • ligamentous — lig•a•men•tous [[t]ˌlɪg əˈmɛn təs[/t]] adj. pertaining to, of the nature of, or forming a ligament • Etymology: 1675–85 lig a•men′tous•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • ligamentous — /lɪgəˈmɛntəs/ (say liguh mentuhs) adjective relating to, of the nature of, or forming a ligament. Also, ligamentary /lɪgəˈmɛntəri/ (say liguh mentuhree) …   Australian English dictionary

  • ligamentous — …   Useful english dictionary

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