What does ligament mean?

Definitions for ligamentˈlɪg ə mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ligament.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ligament(noun)

    a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs

  2. ligament(noun)

    any connection or unifying bond


  1. ligament(Noun)

    band of strong tissue that holds the bones of an animal in position

  2. Origin: From ligamentum, from ligo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ligament(noun)

    anything that ties or unites one thing or part to another; a bandage; a bond

  2. Ligament(noun)

    a tough band or plate of dense, fibrous, connective tissue or fibrocartilage serving to unite bones or form joints

  3. Ligament(noun)

    a band of connective tissue, or a membranous fold, which supports or retains an organ in place; as, the gastrophrenic ligament, connecting the diaphragm and stomach

  4. Origin: [L. ligamentum, fr. ligare to bind; cf. f. ligament. Cf. Lien, n., Ligature.]


  1. Ligament

    In anatomy, a ligament is the fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bones and is also known as articular ligament, articular larua, fibrous ligament, or true ligament. Ligament can also refer to: ⁕Peritoneal ligament: a fold of peritoneum or other membranes. ⁕Fetal remnant ligament: the remnants of a tubular structure from the fetal period of life. ⁕Periodontal ligament: a group of fibers that attach the cementum of teeth to the surrounding alveolar bone. The study of ligaments is known as desmology. Ligaments are similar to tendons and fasciae as they are all made of collagen except that ligaments join one bone to another bone, tendons join muscle to bone and fasciae connect muscles to other muscles. These are all found in the skeletal system of the human body.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ligament

    lig′a-ment, n. anything that binds: (anat.) the membrane connecting the movable bones: a bond of union.—adjs. Ligament′al, Ligament′ous, composing or resembling a ligament.—ns. Ligā′tion, act of binding: state of being bound; Lig′ature, anything that binds: a bandage: (mus.) a line connecting notes: (print.) a type of two letters: (med.) a cord for tying the blood-vessels, &c.: impotence produced by magic.—adj. Lig′atured, bound by a ligature. [Fr.,—L. ligamentumligāre, to bind.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ligament in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ligament in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Guillermo Ameer:

    Most importantly, we may have found a way to integrate an artificial ligament with native bone.

  2. Guillermo Ameer:

    The engineered ligament is biocompatible and can stabilize the knee, allowing the animal to function, most importantly, we may have found a way to integrate an artificial ligament with native bone.

  3. Christopher Mendias:

    If you look at the mechanics in terms of the strength of that new ligament that you put in, it’s pretty good, the problem is the muscle weakness that occurs after that surgery. By the time athletes are able to return to the field or court, the side that had the ACL tear is about 40 percent weaker.

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