retinaculum tendinum


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retinaculum

 [ret″ĭ-nak´u-lum]
a structure that retains an organ or tissue in place.
flexor retinaculum of hand a fibrous band forming the carpal tunnel, through which pass the tendons of the flexor muscles of the hand and fingers.
retinaculum morga´gni a ridge formed by the coming together of segments of the ileocecal valve.
retinaculum ten´dinum a tendinous restraining structure, such as an annular ligament.

ret·i·nac·u·lum ten·'di·num

a ligamentous structure to restrain tendons, such as the flexor or extensor retinacula, or the anular parts of the digital fibrous sheaths.

re·ti·nac·u·lum ten·di·num

(ret'i-nak'yū-lŭm ten-dīn'ŭm)
A ligamentous structure to restrain tendons, such as the flexor or extensor retinacula, or the anular parts of the digital fibrous sheaths.
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