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ligament (n.)

band of tough tissue binding bones, late 14c., from Latin ligamentum "a band, bandage, tie, ligature," from ligare "to bind, tie," from PIE root *leig- "to tie, bind." Related: Ligamental; ligamentous; ligamentary.

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Definitions of ligament from WordNet

ligament (n.)
a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs;
ligament (n.)
any connection or unifying bond;
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