longitudinal ligament n.
Either of two extensive fibrous bands, anterior and posterior, that connect the bodies of the vertebrae by attachment to the intervertebral disks.
[lon-ji-tood-n-l, -tyood-] /ˌlɒn dʒɪˈtud n l, -ˈtyud-/ adjective 1. of or relating to or length: longitudinal measurement. 2. extending in the direction of the length of a thing; running lengthwise: a thin, longitudinal stripe. 3. Zoology. pertaining to or extending along the long axis of the body, or the direction from front to back, or […]
- Longitudinal muscle
longitudinal muscle n. Either of the lingual muscles: inferior lingual and superficial lingual.
- Longitudinal parity
storage, communications An extra byte (or word) appended to a block of data in order to reveal corruption of the data. Bit n of this byte indicates whether there was an even or odd number of “1” bits in bit position n of the bytes in the block. The parity byte is computed by XORing […]
- Longitudinal raphe of tongue
longitudinal raphe of tongue n. See median groove of tongue.