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.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Tendon
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.
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