retinaculum

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retinaculum

[‚ret·ən′ak·yə·ləm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A clasp on the forewing of certain moths for retaining the frenulum of the hindwing.
An appendage on the third abdominal somite of springtails that articulates with the furcula.
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All these fibres are attached to the joint capsule, forming the medial and lateral patellar retinacula.
Los retinacula superior e inferior de los peroneos se extienden en el espacio comprendido entre el borde lateral del surco maleolar del perone y la cara lateral del calcaneo.
38,39) Their accompanying tendons, retinacula, nerves and vessels have also been similarly renamed.
1) The hypothesis is that the hypoxic state of the tissue in this critical zone and the chronic impingement by the retinacula render this region vulnerable to chronic degeneration and, eventually, to rupture.
Contract award notice: delivery of saw blades for micro oscillating compatible with sagittal saw saw system for the reconstruction of the medial retinacula (mpfl), titanium and bioabsorbable implants for maxillo - facial surgery, intramedullary wires, foils art of the nasal septum and the reconstruction of the bottom of the bone of the eye.
On the other hand, damage to the posterior tibial tendon and/or its retinacula can be associated with ankle fractures [7, 8].