Dense regular connective tissue connecting two or more adjacent skeletal elements or supporting an organ. [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/go/references/0000034 VSAO:0000073 http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051070 ]
Synonyms: ligament organ
- UMLS:C0023685 (ncithesaurus:Ligament)
uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core
Portion of connective tissue that connects bone or cartilage.[TAO]
Nonparenchymatous organ that primarily consists of dense connective tissue aggregated into fasciculi by connective tissue. Examples: sutural ligament, radiate sternocostal ligament, ligament of liver, ovarian ligament[FMA][FMA:21496].
this groups both skeletal and non-skeletal ligaments. What is called a 'ligament' in many AOs is actually a skeletal ligament
Compared with their Ediacarian predecessor, Cambrian animals in general were characterized by their much stouter bodies. The stoutness of the body is likely due to the formation of ligaments and tendons, which in turn requires the crosslinking of collagen triple helices.[well established][VHOG]