round ligament


round ligament
round ligament n
1) a fibrous cord resulting from the obliteration of the umbilical vein of the fetus and passing from the navel to the notch in the anterior border of the liver and along the undersurface of that organ
2) either of a pair of rounded cords arising from each side of the uterus and traceable through the inguinal canal to the tissue of the labia majora into which they merge

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  • Round ligament — In human anatomy, the term round ligament (or its Latin equivalent ligamentum teres) can refer to several structures: * Round ligament of uterus, also known as the ligamentum teres uteri * Round ligament of liver, also known as the ligamentum… …   Wikipedia

  • round ligament — noun Etymology: round (II) 1. : a fibrous cord resulting from the obliteration of the umbilical vein of the fetus and passing from the umbilicus to the notch in the anterior border of the liver and along the under surface of that organ 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Round ligament of uterus — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = ligamentum teres uteri GraySubject = 268 GrayPage = 1261 Caption = Sagittal section through the pelvis of a newly born female child. (Label for round ligament of uterus visible at upper right.) Caption2 = 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Round ligament of liver — Infobox Ligament Name = Round ligament of liver Latin = ligamentum teres hepatis GraySubject = 250 GrayPage = 1188 Caption = Inferior surface of the liver. (Round ligament labeled at bottom.) Caption2 = 1: Right lobe of liver 2: Left lobe of… …   Wikipedia

  • Round ligament of femur — Infobox Ligament Name = Round ligament of femur Latin = ligamentum capitis femoris GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = From = femur To = acetabulum System = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = l 09 DorlandsSuf = 12491775 The Round… …   Wikipedia

  • round ligament of the uterus — noun ligament attached to the uterus on either side in front of and below the opening of the Fallopian tube and passing through the inguinal canal to the labia majora • Syn: ↑ligamentum teres uteri • Hypernyms: ↑ligament …   Useful english dictionary

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  • round ligament of forearm — chorda obliqua membranae interosseae antebrachii …   Medical dictionary


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