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ligature

lig·a·ture

ligature

 
 
pronunciation:
lI g chr [or] lI g chur
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a band or tie used to connect, esp. a surgical stitch.
A silk ligature is tied around the duodenum, five millimeters below the pylorus.
similar words:
bind
definition 2: in printing, two letters joined in one type.
The ampersand (&) is actually a ligature of et, the Latin word for "and."
definition 3: a binding or tying of any sort.
The ligature marks on the victim's neck suggest strangulation.
similar words:
bind
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ligatured, ligatures, ligaturing
definition: to tie up or bind with a ligature.
The surgeon ligatured the ruptured arteries.