(plural Achilles tendons)
A calque of New Latin Achillis tendo, a term devised by the Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyden in 1693 in reference to the mythological account of Achilles being held by the heel when dipped in the River Styx.
(plural Achilles' tendons)
- (chiefly US) Alternative form of Achilles tendon.
Variant of Achilles tendon