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Spinal ligaments. Computer artwork of the lumbar (lower spine) showing the bones and ligaments (white). Ligaments are bands of connective tissue that connect bones. Running down the front of the spine is the anterior longitudinal ligament. Between the transverse process on the side of the spine is the intertransverse ligament. The large triangular bone at the base of the spine is the sacrum, with the coccyx (tailbone) below that.
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