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ˈtɛn dənten·don

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tendon, sinewnoun

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


  1. tendonnoun

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

    Etymology: From tendon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tendonnoun

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tendon

    A form of connective tissue on the body of a human being or animal.

    Both human beings and animals have tendon in their bodies.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 18, 2020  


  1. Tendon

    the slender, chitinous plates, bands, strap- or cup-shaped pieces, to which muscles are attached for moving appendages: see apodeme.

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  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

Examples of tendon in a Sentence

  1. Guillermo Ameer:

    By saving the patient’s patellar tendon and using an off-the-shelf product, one may have a better chance of preserving the natural biomechanics of the knee.

  2. Sidney Rice:

    I had both shoulders repaired, torn labrums in both, microfracture on my right hip, torn ACL in my left knee, torn patella tendon in my right knee, so on and so forth.

  3. David Geier:

    Often, if they had taken steps when they started having soreness along the patella tendon or Achilles tendon, such as taking a few days off or seeing a doctor or physical therapist, they could have limited the issue before became a much larger and more challenging problem.

  4. David Teuscher:

    What has to happen is the tendon has to be reattached to the bone, typically we use non-absorbable or absorbable suture anchors into the humerus bone, and [that] ties the tendon back to the bone, but that won’t hold forever, it has to have a biologic process and undergo a strengthening period.

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    incapable of being atoned for
    • A. valetudinarian
    • B. splay
    • C. inexpiable
    • D. currish

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