intercapital ligament -->
ligamentum intercapitale
medical dictionary

A part of the ligamentum capitis costae intra-articulare; which connects the heads of opposite ribs by passing over the intervertebral fibrocartilage, and thus holds the ribs in their articular sockets; not present in man but well developed in the dog and cat.

Synonyms: intercapital ligament.

(05 Mar 2000)