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tendon vs. ligament

[ ten-duhn ]
  1. 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.
[ lig-uh-muhnt ]
  1. a band of tissue, usually white and fibrous, serving to connect bones, hold organs in place, etc.
  2. a tie or bond: The desire for personal freedom is a ligament uniting all peoples.

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