or Achilles' tendon
the tendon joining the calf muscles to the heel bone.
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Origin of Achilles tendon
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby Achilles tendon
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British Dictionary definitions for Achilles tendon
the fibrous cord that connects the muscles of the calf to the heelbone
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Medical definitions for Achilles tendon
The large tendon connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle of the leg.calcanean tendon heel tendon
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Cultural definitions for 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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