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Dictionary » P » Posterior longitudinal ligament

Posterior longitudinal ligament

posterior longitudinal ligament

(Science: anatomy) The fibrous band interconnecting the posterior surfaces of the vertebral bodies; it narrows to pass between the pedicles and spreads out to blend with the posterior annulus fibrosus of the intervertebral discs; forms the anterior wall of the vertebral canal.

Synonym: ligamentum longitudinale posterius.


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