Dense regular connective tissue connecting two or more adjacent skeletal elements or supporting an organ. [ VSAO:0000073 ]

Synonyms: ligament organ

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

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external definition

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].

external ontology notes

this groups both skeletal and non-skeletal ligaments. What is called a 'ligament' in many AOs is actually a skeletal ligament

homology notes

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]



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