[ten-duh-nuh s]

Origin of tendinous

1650–60; < New Latin tendin- (replacing Medieval Latin tendōn-), stem of tendō tendon + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for tendinous


  1. of, relating to, possessing, or resembling tendons; sinewy

Word Origin for tendinous

C17: from New Latin tendinōsus, from Medieval Latin tendō tendon
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tendinous in Medicine


  1. Of, having, or resembling a tendon.
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