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tendon British & World English

A flexible but inelastic cord of strong fibrous collagen tissue attaching a muscle to a bone

tendon organ British & World English

A sensory receptor within a tendon that responds to tension and relays impulses to the central nervous system

Achilles tendon British & World English

The tendon connecting calf muscles to the heel

patellar tendon reflex in patellar reflex British & World English

(More fully patellar tendon reflex) a sudden involuntary kick following a tap on the tendon just below the knee; the knee-jerk reflex.