Occurs where in some places, groups of tendons from separate muscle pass under a band of connective tissue Retinaculum, from the Latin verb retinere (to retain), plural: retinacula may be: Invertebrate anatomy: ...
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Ret`i·nac'u·lum noun ; plural Retinacula . [ Latin , a holdfast, a band. See Retain .] 1. (Anat.) (a) A connecting band; a frænum; as, the retinacula of the ileocæcal and ileocolic valves.
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A hook-like structure to which another structure is tethered, in orchids and members of the family Asclepiadaceae, the structure to which pollen masses are attached, in Acanthaceae, the persistent stalk of an ovule. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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(ret″ĭ-nak´u-lәm) 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 tendinum ...
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• (n.) A connecting band; a fraenum; as, the retinacula of the ileocaecal and ileocolic valves. • (n.) A small gland or process to which bodies are attached; as, the glandular retinacula to which the pollinia of orchids are attached, or the hooks which support the seeds in many acanthaceou...
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(from the article `lepidopteran`) ...primitive moths a fingerlike lobe on the forewing overlaps the base of the hind wing. In most moths a strong bristle or cluster of bristles ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ret′i-nak′yū-lŭm, -lī, -lă Definitions: 1. A frenulum, or a retaining band or ligament.
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Latin = a tether; hence, a thickened band of deep fascia which retains tendons or the patella.
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