ligature

[ lig-uh-cher, -choo r ]SEE DEFINITION OF ligature
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIGATURE

The old operation, or ligature of the gluteal artery in the hip.

To illustrate this opinion, his work on the ligature may be taken.

When going to bleed at the ankle the ligature is to be applied at the knee.

To prevent any injury, the ligature should be brought away first, and then the catheter.

Here a wounded officer was brought in for whom a ligature was wanted.

He should not trust to the pressure of a tourniquet, but secure it at once by ligature.

After a surgeon had had a few deaths of this kind he dreaded the ligature.

The fate of this tissue and of the ligature has been the subject of much speculation.

The youth's features were tightened by a smile that was like the ligature of a wound.

As a rule, the patient's only hope is in operation with ligature of the torn artery.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "something used in tying or binding," from Middle French ligature (14c.), from Late Latin ligatura "a band," from Latin ligatus, past participle of ligare "to bind" (see ligament). In musical notation from 1590s; of letters joined in printing or writing from 1690s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LIGATURE

band

nounsomething which encircles
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