Achilles-tendon meaning

The large tendon connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle of the leg.
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The tendon connecting the back of the heel to the muscles of the calf.
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The large tendon connecting the heel bone to the calf muscles of the leg.
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(anatomy) The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel.
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(chiefly US) Alternative form of Achilles tendon.
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Origin of achilles-tendon

  • 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.

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