Achilles tendon

or Achilles' tendon


noun Anatomy.

the tendon joining the calf muscles to the heel bone.

Origin of Achilles tendon

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for achilles tendon

Achilles tendon

noun

the fibrous cord that connects the muscles of the calf to the heelbone
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Medicine definitions for achilles tendon

Achilles tendon

n.

The large tendon connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle of the leg.calcanean tendon heel tendon
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Culture definitions for achilles tendon

Achilles tendon
[ (uh-kil-eez) ]

A tendon connecting the heel bone with the calf muscle of the leg.

notes for Achilles tendon

In Greek legend, the hero Achilles could be wounded only in the heel.
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