one of a number of ligaments encircling various parts; the principal anular ligaments are those of the stapes, radius, and trachea. See: anular ligament of radius, anular ligament of stapes, anular ligaments of trachea.
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an·u·lar lig·a·ment(an'yŭ-lăr lig'ă-mĕnt) [TA]
Circular band of tissue surrounding a part.
[L. anulus, ring]
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