Definitions for "Ligaments"
connective tissue that attaches bones to one another.
Bands of fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages that support and strengthen joints. Most ligaments are deemed to be unyielding, yet they are adaptable enough to permit movement at the joints. When overly stressed, however, rather than stretch, they will tear. Usually, ligaments impede unreasonable motion, being strong enough and having a lot of sensory nerves that discourage people from greatly straining or overstretching them.
Connective tissue with the greatest amount of elasticity.