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[ten-duh-nahy-tis] /ˌtɛn dəˈnaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology.
inflammation of a tendon.
Also, tendonitis, tenonitis.
Origin of tendinitis
1895-1900; < New Latin tendin- (see tendinous) + -itis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Draft animals are less likely to be permanently incapacitated as a result of tendinitis, than are thoroughbreds.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix
  • Among the predisposing causes of tendinitis may be mentioned, faulty conformation.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix
British Dictionary definitions for tendinitis


inflammation of a tendon
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Word Origin and History for tendinitis

1900, from Medieval Latin tendinis, genitive of tendo (see tendon) + -itis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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tendinitis in Medicine

tendinitis ten·di·ni·tis or ten·do·ni·tis (těn'də-nī'tĭs)
Inflammation of a tendon.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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