Adult actresses are prone to internal tears the way an athlete might be at risk for injuring a tendon.
One particularly disastrous game sent Gore from the gym to the hospital with a torn Achilles tendon.
An appreciable time elapses between the striking of the tendon and the jerk.
The bullets of the posse had neither torn a tendon nor broken a bone.
One would have been defeated had not a man whom he had befriended cut the tendon of his adversary's leg.
"Strained a tendon," he growled, blowing on his numb fingers to warm them.
By now I was behind the bear, and, smiting at its right leg below the knee, severed the tendon.
The hind leg must have its tendon of Achilles before it can be finished.
This incision should go down at once upon the bone, so that the tendon should be felt to snap as the incision is commenced.
Find out if he has a "tendon of Achilles" or vulnerable spot.
1540s, from Medieval Latin tendonem (nominative tendo), altered (by influence of Latin tendere "to stretch") of Late Latin tenon, from Greek tenon (genitive tenontos) "tendon, sinew," from teinein "to stretch" (see tenet).
tendon ten·don (těn'dən)
A band of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment and consists of rows of elongated cells, minimal ground substance, and densely arranged, almost parallel, bundles of collageneous fibers.
A tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscles to bones.