He tāhei pūtautau pūioio e hono ana i ngā kōiwi o tētahi pona. Kāore e kūtorotoro te nape, engari he hangore tonu. Ko tā te nape he whakapakari i ngā pona, he whakawhāiti hoki i ngā nekeneke e taea ana.
A tough band of tissue that links the bones in a joint. A ligament is inelastic but flexible. It strengthens a joint and also restricts its movement.