See the ligature (the ‘fi’ combined into one character)?
The alternative of tying the damaged vessel with a ligature had been employed by various surgeons dating back to Celsus, a Roman medical author in the first century ad.
The ampersand is an ancient Roman symbol derived from the ligature or combination into one character of the e and t in the Latin et, meaning and.
If bony tissue is not palpable, the application of a ligature around the pedicle allows the digit to fall off.
The second stage involves placing a deeper and more precise ligature at the base of the lesion.
A Prison Service spokesperson said: ‘Paramedics were called to the prison and there were no signs of a ligature .’
He said marks on his body, including bruises on different parts of his head were not, in his opinion, suspicious, and had probably been caused when he was freed from the ligature and during subsequent resuscitation attempts.
Frowning intently, he unwinds his orange turban, knots it in a ligature around his right biceps, and starts pumping his arm.
Her hands were tied together so tightly that the ligature was cutting into the skin.
there was no sign of the ligature which strangled her