Origin of tendonMedieval Latin tendo, altered (infl. by Classical Latin tendere, to stretch) from Classical Greek ten?n, sinew from teinein, to stretch: see thin
The definition of a tendon is a connective tissue that joins muscles to bones.
An example of a tendon is the Achilles tendon.
any of the inelastic cords of tough, fibrous connective tissue in which muscle fibers end and by which muscles are attached to bones or other parts; sinew
A band of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
Origin of tendonMedieval Latin tendō tendōn- alteration ( influenced by Latin tendere to stretch ) of Greek tenōn ; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle French tendon.
- The top bone is the os calcis, or hock bone, to which the tendon Achilles is attached.
- On the anterior or extensor surface of the limb a powerful tendon (7 in fig.
- 9, Tendon of deep flexor (fl.
- 14, The podophyllous or laminar 7, Tendon of anterior extensor membrane, and of the phalanges.
- We have here the interesting fact that a muscle (portion of the triceps humeri of the reptiles) has been reduced to a tendon, which in a secondary way has become connected with cutaneous muscles, which, when strongly developed, represent its belly.