from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ligament.


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  • Within a few weeks, new connective tissue replaces the ductus arteriosus and it becomes known as the ligamentum arteriosum

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  • This abnormal branch passes behind the esophagus and gives off the vessel to the left arm (the left subclavian artery) and the ligamentum arteriosum.

    Vascular Ring

  • For right aortic arch with left ligamentum arteriosum, the surgeon divides the ligamentum arteriosum so that it no longer constricts the trachea or esophagus.

    Vascular Ring

  • Right aortic arch with left ligamentum arteriosum: The aorta starts off to the right, instead of the left (as is normal), and gives off an abnormal branch from the descending aorta.

    Vascular Ring

  • The ligamentum arteriosum is a remnant of a blood vessel that exists normally in the fetus; it runs between the aorta and the pulmonary artery, and in doing so completes the ring and also might constrict the trachea and/or esophagus.

    Vascular Ring

  • In other mammalia this aperture lies further back, and takes a more oblique direction, so that the head is thrown forward, and requires to be upheld partly by muscular effort and partly by the ligamentum nuchæ, popularly known in cattle as the "pax-wax."

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884

  • With the tips of the fingers or the back of a book, strike the right ligamentum patellæ.

    A Practical Physiology

  • The round ligament (ligamentum teres) is the principal binding structure of the hip joint and it arises in a notch in the head of the femur and is attached in the subpubic groove close to the acetabular notch.

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

  • The iris recedes from contact with the ligamentum pectinatum and cornea and the filtration angle is again open.

    Glaucoma A Symposium Presented at a Meeting of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, November 17, 1913

  • The meshwork of the iris angle (ligamentum pectinatum), a cellular structure at birth, undergoes a progressive and physiological fibrosis with early subsequent sclerosis, until finally it becomes a fibrous structure.

    Glaucoma A Symposium Presented at a Meeting of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, November 17, 1913


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