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Any ligament that strengthens or supports another.
accessory
Means "yellow ligaments" located in the spine for maintaining the erect position. (Also called ligamenta flava—plural, ligamentum flavum—singular.)
arcuate
There are several types of these ligaments, including fibular, radial, tibial, ulnar, etc. These are basically ligaments which are not direct but rather supporting ligaments.
collateral
means "like a raven's beak" and is used to describe an area on the scapula.
coracoid
means "shaped like a cross." There are different types of these ligaments including anterior, posterior, and lateral, and they appear in different parts of the anatomy, such as the knees, the fingers, and the toes.
cruciate
means "shaped like a sickle" and appears near the sacral tuberosity as well as within the liver.
falciform
a term which means pertaining to the area of the groin.
inguinal
A term which means "between bones" and is used to describe several different ligaments.
interosseous
lengthwise.
longitudinal
a term meaning pertaining to the neck.
nuchal
means "three cornered" and appears in different places within the body.
triquetral