Ligature

Definition of Ligature

Lig´a`ture   Pronunciation: lĭg´å`tũr; 135
n.1.The act of binding.
2.Anything that binds; a band or bandage.
3.(Surg.) A thread or string for tying the blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage.
4.The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the ligature of a joint.
5.Impotence caused by magic or charms.
6.(Mus.) A curve or line connecting notes; a slur.
7.(Print.) A double character, or a type consisting of two or more letters or characters united, as æ, , .
v. t.1.(Surg.) To ligate; to tie.

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