Definitions for tendonˈtɛn dən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a cord or band of dense, tough, inelastic, white, fibrous tissue, serving to connect a muscle with a bone or part; sinew.
Origin of tendon:
1535–45; < ML tendōn-, s. of tendō < Gk ténōn sinew (sp. with -d- by association with L tendere to stretch)
a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
A tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
Origin: From tendon.
a tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a sinew
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.
Translations for tendon
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a strong cord joining a muscle to a bone etc
He has damaged a tendon in his leg.
- sening, peesAfrikaans
- طُنْب، وَتَرArabic
- tendãoPortuguese (BR)
- die SehneGerman
- زرد پیFarsi
- tendon, kirişTurkish
- 腱Chinese (Trad.)
- عضلہ، پٹھاUrdu
- gân, dây chằngVietnamese
- 腱Chinese (Simp.)
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