annular ligament

the ligamentous envelope surrounding a part, as the joints of the wrist or ankle or the head of the radius.
[1835-45]

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  • annular ligament — /ˌænjələ ˈlɪgəmənt/ (say .anyuhluh liguhmuhnt) noun the general ligamentous envelope which surrounds the wrist or ankle …   Australian English dictionary

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  • annular ligament external — retinaculum musculorum peroneorum superius …   Medical dictionary

  • annular ligament internal — retinaculum musculorum flexorum pedis …   Medical dictionary

  • annular ligament of radius — ligamentum anulare radii …   Medical dictionary

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