Coracoacromial ligament: one of the ligaments of the shoulder. Ligaments are bands of tough fibrous connective tissue that connect bones or cartilage. The coracoacromial ligament joins two parts of the shoulder blade (scapula), connecting the acromion to the coracoid process. It forms a part of a protective covering for the upper portion of the bone of the upper arm (humerus). Calcifications of the coracoacromial ligament can cause shoulder impingement syndrome.
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Cord: 1. In anatomy, a long ropelike structure. 2. Short for the spinal cord or the umbilical cord.
Cordectomy: 1. Surgical removal of a vocal cord. 2. Surgical removal of part of the spinal cord. From cord + -ectomy (removal).
Cornea: The clear front window of the eye, which transmits and focuses light into the eye. The cornea is more than a protective film; it is a fairly complex structure that has five layers.
Corn: A small callused area of skin caused by local pressure that irritates tissue over a bony prominence. Although the surface area of a corn may be small, the area of hardening actually extends into the deeper layers of skin and flesh. The inside projection of the corn is what causes discomfort. Corns most commonly […]
Corneal: Pertaining to the cornea, the clear front window of the eye that transmits and focuses light into the eye.