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Tendon definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TEN'DON, n. [L. tendo; teneo, tendo.] In anatomy, a hard insensible cord or bundle of fibers, by which a muscle is attached to a bone.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment [syn: tendon, sinew]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Medieval Latin tendon-, tendo, from Latin tendere to stretch more at thin Date: 1541 a tough cord or band of dense white fibrous connective tissue that unites a muscle with some other part (as a bone) and transmits the force which the muscle exerts

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a cord or strand of strong tissue attaching a muscle to a bone etc. 2 (in a quadruped) = HAMSTRING. Derivatives: tendinitis n. tendinous adj. Etymology: F tendon or med.L tendo -dinis f. Gk tenon sinew f. teino stretch

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tendon Ten"don, n. [F., fr. L. tendere to stretch, extend. See Tend to move.] (Anat.) A tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a sinew. Tendon reflex (Physiol.), a kind of reflex act in which a muscle is made to contract by a blow upon its tendon. Its absence is generally a sign of disease. See Knee jerk, under Knee.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(tendons) A tendon is a strong cord in a person's or animal's body which joins a muscle to a bone. N-COUNT see also Achilles tendon

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Sinew.

Moby Thesaurus

bone, braid, brail, cable, cartilage, cord, ligament, ligation, ligature, line, ossicle, rope, spun yarn, string, thong, twine, twist, wire, yarn



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