Tendon meaning

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A band of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
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(anatomy) A tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
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The definition of a tendon is a connective tissue that joins muscles to bones.

An example of a tendon is the Achilles tendon.

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A band of tough, fibrous, inelastic tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. Tendons are made chiefly of collagen.
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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.
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A band of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
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Origin of tendon

  • Medieval Latin tendō tendōn- alteration (influenced by Latin tendere to stretch) of Greek tenōn ten- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French tendon.

    From Wiktionary