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I am trying to do some research on ligaments and I cannot find an exact definition of a ligament. Is it true that ligaments are tissues that are interwoven together? If so, what would the correct definition be for a ligament? Thank you so much.
Question Date: 2003-12-03
Answer 1:

A ligament is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue (chiefly collagen) that links two bones together at a joint. Ligaments are inelastic, but flexible; they strengthen the joint and limit its movements to certain directions and are thus important in preventing dislocations.

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