medial arcuate ligaments

me·di·al ar·cu·ate lig·a·ments

(mē'dē-ăl ahrk'yū-ăt lig'ă-mĕnts)
One of the Haller arches; a tendinous thickening of the psoas fascia that extends from the body of the first lumbar vertebra to its transverse process on either side. A portion of the diaphragm arises from it.
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