- 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
Origin of tendonMedieval Latin tendo, altered (infl. by Classical Latin tendere, to stretch) ; from Classical Greek tenōn, sinew ; from teinein, to stretch: see thin
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.