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Definition: 'Ligature'

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ligature

Type: Term

Pronunciation: lig′ă-chūr

Definitions:
1. A thread, wire, fillet, or the like, tied tightly around a blood vessel, the pedicle of a tumor, or other structure to constrict it.
2. In orthodontics, a wire or other material used to secure an orthodontic attachment or tooth to an archwire.

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