Definition of ligamental in US English:



  • See ligament

    • ‘This could well be applicable to to the ligamental articulations of fossil crinoids.’
    • ‘The articular surface of the head lacks the ligamental fossa.’
    • ‘As the ligamental area overgrows the hinge plate, the dorsal parts of the oldest hinge teeth are resorbed and the hinge sockets are filled up with a fibrous prismatic texture.’
    • ‘Therefore, in larger shells, only the latest built ligamental chevrons and the ventral ends of the older ones remain functional.’
    • ‘In the duplivincular ligament system, the lamellar ligament is stretched between the ligamental areas on the two valves, exerting a force to open the valves, while the fibrous ligament acts passively along the hinge axis.’