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  Ligaments



Ligaments

    Connect the bones and keep joints stable.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Ligament
A band of tough tissue which restrains joint movement and confers stability on a joint.

Ligature
A wire or thread used to tie off blood vessels or to close incisions or wounds.



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Ligaments

Lipid
A fatty substance in the blood.

Llipoproteins
Transporters of fatty substances in the blood.

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