noun Pathology.

inflammation of a tendon.

Also ten·do·ni·tis, tenonitis.

Origin of tendinitis

1895–1900; < New Latin tendin- (see tendinous) + -itis
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Examples from the Web for tendinitis

Historical Examples of tendinitis

  • 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

tendinitis in Medicine



Inflammation of a tendon.
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