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ligament

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Definition a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue that connects bones or cartilages
  • She tore a knee ligament and has to miss the rest of the season.
ligament = tough fibrous tissue that connects bones
  • She tore her ACL—one of the four major ligaments that hold the knee in place by.
  • ligaments = tough fibrous tissue that connects bones
  • Both tendons and ligaments are connective tissue.
  • ligaments = tough fibrous tissue that connects bones
  • While tendons connect muscles to each other or to bone, ligaments connect bone to bone.
  • ligaments = tough fibrous tissue that connects bones
  • In general, bones heal better than ligaments.
  • ligaments = tough fibrous tissue that connects bones
  • Dad made him quit after he tore a ligament, though.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • ligament = a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages
  • There was nothing behind her now but steel ligaments and space.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Your daughter likely tore a ligament in the beginning and doubtless kept hurting the same leg over and over.
    Dori Sanders  --  Clover
  • Accordingly, he trusted to the withes and ligaments with which he had bound his captives, and pursued his way directly toward the center of the lodges.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • When he pushed down on the clutch, the ligaments moved under the smooth brown skin of his leg.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • The bullet had hit him in the shoulder, severing tendons and ligaments, shattering bone.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Every kind of finer tendon and ligament that is in the nature of poultry to possess is developed in these specimens in the singular form of guitar-strings.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Another, assaulted by someone wielding a machete atop the trains, arrived with the ligaments in his right hand severed.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • A blue-black collection of blood—a hematoma—stretched the broad ligament of the uterus, and it glowed in the light like the Host.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Old Charlie and his mule were both stringhalted, each having a tight ligament in the leg that made him limp.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • Interwoven as is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts, no recommendation of mine is necessary to fortify or confirm the attachment.
    George Washington  --  Washington's Farewell Address
  • Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by such slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity or ruin.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • It was necessary to pull hard enough to tear ligaments in the deceased's groin, and this Horace Whaley did.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The flesh cloven along the bones, the ligaments dried to tug and taut as wires.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Every muscle, bone and ligament will hurt like they've been put through a meat grinder.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America

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