Meaning of fundiform ligament in English:

fundiform ligament


  • 1The inferior extensor retinaculum, a band of dense fibrous tissue that forms a loop around the extensor muscles and tendons of the toes (now historical and rare).

  • 2A band of fibroelastic tissue which extends downwards from the linea alba (fibrous band of the abdominal wall) and forms a loop supporting the base of the penis.


Late 19th century.