Achilles-tendon Definition

noun
The tendon connecting the back of the heel to the muscles of the calf.
Webster's New World
(chiefly US) Alternative form of Achilles tendon.
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Noun

Singular:
achilles-tendon
Plural:
achilles-tendons

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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