Definition of cruciate ligament in English:

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cruciate ligament

noun

Anatomy
Either of a pair of ligaments in the knee that cross each other and connect the femur to the tibia.
Example sentences
  • Hyperextension can result in injury to the anterior cruciate ligament or posterior cruciate ligament.
  • Those which took longest to recover involved the anterior cruciate ligament and knee cartilage.
  • Primary stabilizers of the knee are the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, the medial and lateral collateral ligaments, and the capsular ligaments.

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Syllabification: cru·ci·ate lig·a·ment

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