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noun as in ligature

noun as in tendon

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Our tendons, ligaments, and muscles are happiest when they’re gliding, contracting, and relaxing in healthy patterns.

In a second version of the simulation, the team virtually rejoined the two pieces of the prearticular with bone rather than ligaments.

It may be tempting to see hormonal contraceptives as a ligament protector, since they suppress the highest peaks in estrogen.

She fractured multiple vertebrae in her back, cracked ribs, and broke both feet, in addition to severely tearing a ligament in her right foot.

That stress creates microtraumas as muscles, ligaments, and tendons all start to stretch or compress in ways they are not supposed to, he explains.

That night Gasol hobbled off his home court with a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Weeks later, doctors reexamined the shoulder and found a partial ligament tear, she said.

Daniel Webster said justice is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

That action puts a stress in the anterior cruciate ligament.

A ceratohyal then is attached posteriorly to the hypohyal and a stylohyal ligament is attached to each ceratohyal posteriorly.

His eyes shone, his chin was thrust forward, every ligament in his body was strung taut.

If the ligament of a gaping bivalve should become dry and stiff, it can be softened by putting it in water.

When bivalves gape on dying in water, or if the ligament be broken, the valves should be closed and tied together.

Care should be taken not to injure the edge or lip of the mouth of univalves, or the ligament of the hinge of bivalves.


On this page you'll find 167 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ligament, such as: screw, tangle, bond, braid, bunch, and coil.

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