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tendon

[ ten-duhn ]

noun

  1. Anatomy. a cord or band of dense, tough, inelastic, white, fibrous tissue, serving to connect a muscle with a bone or part; sinew.
  2. a reinforcing strand in prestressed concrete.


tendon

/ ˈtɛndən /

noun

  1. a cord or band of white inelastic collagenous tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone or some other part; sinew


tendon

/ tĕndən /

  1. A band of tough, fibrous, inelastic tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. Tendons are made chiefly of collagen.


tendon

  1. A tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscles to bones.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tendon1

1535–45; < Medieval Latin tendōn- (stem of tendō ) < Greek ténōn sinew (spelling with -d- by association with Latin tendere to stretch)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of tendon1

C16: from Medieval Latin tendō, from Latin tendere to stretch; related to Greek tenōn sinew
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Example Sentences

For example, they point out, simple rules about training load are doomed to failure because increasing the stress on a tissue like a tendon by just ten percent will cause it to fail 50 percent earlier.

Give your mind, bones, tendons, and ligaments the time they need to get ready to go longer distances—and choose goals that are motivating to you but work on building distance incrementally.

Your top speed can win or lose races, and can also serve as an indirect marker of muscle and tendon properties that affect how efficiently you run even at lower speeds.

The MRI scan many people receive at the hospital is usually an anatomical MRI scan, providing high-resolution 3-D images of muscle, tendon, and bone tissue, able to highlight potential injuries like tendon tears or diseases like cancer.

Righty Stephen Strasburg is now smoothing out his mechanics after rupturing the plantaris tendon in his left leg.

A second doctor suggested it might be possible to extend his Achilles tendon.

Adult actresses are prone to internal tears the way an athlete might be at risk for injuring a tendon.

A routine ankle surgery on a painful tendon led to complications including a build-up of fluid in her left leg.

One particularly disastrous game sent Gore from the gym to the hospital with a torn Achilles tendon.

Men who habitually exercise every muscle and tendon acquire that graceful carriage which belongs to the military gymnast.

The tendon is attached almost vertically on the temporal process.

The lateral tendon of M. pseudotemporalis superficialis converges with the aponeurosis.

The tendon of origin is actually one with the ventral aponeurosis of pars profundus, which is situated in a horizontal plane.

She planted her foot on the swell of the neck tendon, and in seven leaps she made it to the lobe of the ear.

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