Definition of tendon in English:

tendon

Syllabification: ten·don
Pronunciation: /ˈtendən
 
/

noun

  • 1A flexible but inelastic cord of strong fibrous collagen tissue attaching a muscle to a bone.
    More example sentences
    • A physical examination will determine if damage to tissue, nerves, tendons, or bone has occurred.
    • The patella, or kneecap, is a floating bone within the tendon of the quadriceps muscle group.
    • Muscles are attached to bones by tough bands of connective tissue called tendons.
  • 1.1The hamstring of a quadruped.

Derivatives

tendinous

Pronunciation: /-dənəs/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Occasionally, the lower portion of the muscle is traversed by a tendinous intersection.
  • The body wall musculature is associated with a complex of tendons and tendinous sheets which play multiple roles during different modes of locomotion.
  • When an acute partial tear occurs at the tendinous insertion into the pubic bone, a period of rest must be completed before pain-free physical therapy is possible.

Origin

late Middle English: from French or medieval Latin tendo(n-), translating Greek tenōn 'sinew', from teinein 'to stretch'.

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