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tennis elbow


noun

irritation of the synovial membrane, or joint rotary area, of the elbow, caused by immoderate motions while playing tennis or other sports; epicondylitis.

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tenniel, tenniel, sir john, tennis, tennis ball, tennis bracelet, tennis elbow, tennis shoe, tennis thumb, tenno, tennyson, tennyson, alfred, lord

Origin of tennis elbow

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for tennis elbow

tennis elbow


noun

a painful inflammation of the elbow caused by exertion in playing tennis and similar games
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Medicine definitions for tennis elbow

tennis elbow

[ tĕnĭs ]

n.

A painful inflammation of the tissue surrounding the elbow, caused by strain from playing tennis and other sports.lateral humeral epicondylitis
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