- The definition of a tendon is a connective tissue that joins muscles to bones.
An example of a tendon is the Achilles tendon.
Origin: ML tendo, altered (infl. by Classical Latin tendere, to stretch) from Glassical Greek tenōn, sinew from teinein, to stretch: see thin
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Origin: Medieval Latin tendō, tendōn-, alteration (influenced by Latin tendere, to stretch) of Greek tenōn; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
tendon - Cultural Definition
A tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscles to bones.
tendon - Medical Definition
tendon - Science Definition
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