from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to ligaments
  • adj. forming part of a ligament

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a ligament; composing a ligament: as, ligamentous tissue; a ligamentous connection or attachment.


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  • Arch Supports: Bunions and foot deformities tend to occur in people with flat feet and/or ligamentous laxity.

    Bunions: When Do They Become Something To Worry About?

  • This ligamentous injury - whether the ligament tears completely or partially - often takes weeks to months to heal, and can leave the ankle in a weaker state and prone to further ankle injuries and possibly the development of arthritis later on.

    Dr. Rock Positano: Ankle Sprains Are Notoriously Under-Treated

  • And it's hard to tell, there's a little ligamentous tear here.

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2009

  • Prolapse is caused by a weakening of the ligamentous and muscular support that surrounds the uterus.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The muscular system is here so weakly developed and so toneless that the posture is determined by the bony structure and its ligamentous attachments.

    The Nervous Child

  • By the disease the bone has already been made brittle, its substance and ligamentous attachments perchance weakened and broken up by a slow-spreading caries, and rarefaction of the remaining bone substance rendered almost certain.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The amount of tendinous and ligamentous material in the neighbourhood offers

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • _The Posterior Border_, thick in the middle, but thinner towards the extremities, is roughened for ligamentous attachment.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • On the left side, this aperture is limited by the heart, whose posterior edge is, on the left side, connected by means of a ligamentous band with the surface of the apex of the ovary; but on the right, for the greater part of its extent, receives a process of the pallio-visceral ligament.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Ligation of the saphenous vein at two points, one above and the other below the distended ligamentous capsule, is an old operation, which has undoubtedly given good results in some cases, although it does not seem to be a rational procedure.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1


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