What does tendon mean?

Definitions for tendonˈtɛn dən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tendon, sinew(noun)

    a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment


  1. tendon(Noun)

    A tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.

  2. Origin: From tendon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tendon(noun)

    a tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a sinew


  1. Tendon

    A tendon is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension. Tendons are similar to ligaments and fasciae as they are all made of collagen except that ligaments join one bone to another bone, and fasciae connect muscles to other muscles. Tendons and muscles work together.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tendon

    ten′don, n. the white fibrous tissue reaching from the end of a muscle to bone or some other structure which is to serve as a fixed attachment for it, or which it is intended to move—funicular, as the long tendon of the biceps muscle of the arm; fascicular, as the short tendon of that muscle, and as most tendons generally; aponeurotic, tendinous expansions, as the tendons of the abdominal muscles—L. Ten′do:—pl. Ten′dines.—adj. Ten′dinous, consisting of, containing, or resembling tendons: full of tendons: sinewy.—ns. Tenog′raphy, the description of tendons; Tenol′ogy, that part of anatomy which relates to tendons; Tenot′omy, the surgical operation of dividing a tendon. [Fr. tendon—L. tendĕre, to stretch; cf. Gr. tenōnteinein, to stretch.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tendon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tendon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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