Annular ligament

the ligamentous envelope surrounding a part, as the joints of the wrist or ankle or the head of the radius.
Historical Examples

Paleys account of the function of the annular ligament at the ankle is correct, and strikingly put.
Parallel Paths Thomas William Rolleston

It lies along the Radius, and passeth under the annular ligament.
The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain’d in a Most Familiar Method Charles Gabriel Le Clerc

They are kept in their proper relative position by strong pulleys formed by the annular ligament.
A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

(anatomy) any of various ligaments that encircle a part, such as the wrist, ankle, or trachea

annular ligament n.
Any of various ligaments encircling parts such as the stapes, radius, and trachea.


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