1. liga- + -ment.
2. => band, tie, ligature.
- ligament: see liable
- ligament (n.)
- late 14c., from Latin ligamentum "band, tie, ligature," from ligare "to bind, tie," from PIE *leig- "to bind" (cognates: Albanian lith "I bind," Middle Low German lik "band," Middle High German geleich "joint, limb"). Related: Ligamental; ligamentary.
- 1. I've torn a ligament.
- 2. She tore ligament in her ankle while she was playing squash.
- 3. He's snapped a ligament in his knee.
- 4. The runner pulled a ligament in his leg.
- 5. The uterus receives its blood and nerve supply through the broad ligament.
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