tendon


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ten·don

 (tĕn′dən)
n.
A band of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.

[Medieval Latin tendō, tendōn-, alteration (influenced by Latin tendere, to stretch) of Greek tenōn; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

tendon

(ˈtɛndən)
n
(Anatomy) a cord or band of white inelastic collagenous tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone or some other part; sinew
[C16: from Medieval Latin tendō, from Latin tendere to stretch; related to Greek tenōn sinew]

ten•don

(ˈtɛn dən)

n.
a cord or band of dense, tough, inelastic, white, fibrous tissue, serving to connect a muscle with a bone or part; sinew.
[1535–45; < Medieval Latin tendōn-, s. of tendō < Greek ténōn sinew (sp. with -d- by association with Latin tendere to stretch)]

ten·don

(tĕn′dən)
A band of tough fibrous tissue that connects a muscle to a bone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tendon - a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachmenttendon - a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
collagen - a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
muscle system, muscular structure, musculature - the muscular system of an organism
hamstring, hamstring tendon - one of the tendons at the back of the knee
Achilles tendon, tendon of Achilles - a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf
Translations
طُنْب، وَتَروَتَر
tendó
šlacha
sene
jänne
tetiva
ín
sin
힘줄
sausgyslė
cīpsla
sena
เส้นเอ็นที่ยึดกล้ามเนื้อและกระดูก
kiriştendon
gân

tendon

[ˈtendən] Ntendón m

tendon

[ˈtɛndən] ntendon m

tendon

nSehne f

tendon

[ˈtɛndən] ntendine m

tendon

(ˈtendən) noun
a strong cord joining a muscle to a bone etc. He has damaged a tendon in his leg.

tendon

وَتَر šlacha sene Sehne τένοντας tendón jänne tendon tetiva tendine 힘줄 pees sene ścięgno tendão сухожилие sena เส้นเอ็นที่ยึดกล้ามเนื้อและกระดูก kiriş gân

ten·don

n. tendón, tejido fibroso que sirve de unión a los músculos y los huesos y a otras partes;
deep ___ reflexesreflejos profundos de los ___ -es;
___ jerktirón tendinoso;
___ reflexreflejo tendinoso.

tendon

n tendón m; Achilles — tendón de Aquiles
References in classic literature ?
They don't yet know, sir, on account of the swelling; but the doctor is afraid some tendon has been injured.
Under the extraordinary exertion the dog snapped a tendon the following day, and was hopelessly disabled.
Daughtry had first diagnosed it as a sprain of a tendon.
Did you ever see a thoroughbred mare, all shinin' in the sun, with hair like satin an' skin so thin an' tender that the least touch of the whip leaves a mark--all fine nerves, an' delicate an' sensitive, that'll kill the toughest bronco when it comes to endurance an' that can strain a tendon in a flash or catch death-of-cold without a blanket for a night?
It transpired that he had twisted a tendon out of place, and could never have gotten well without attention.
The figure was that of a man without a skin; with every vein, artery, muscle, every fiber and tendon and tissue of the human frame represented in minute detail.
It was admirable to see with what dexterity St Jago dodged behind the beast, till at last he contrived t give the fatal touch to the main tendon of the hind le after which, without much difficulty, he drove his knif into the head of the spinal marrow, and the cow droppe as if struck by lightning.
Take away the tied tendons that all over seem bursting from the marble in the carved Hercules, and its charm would be gone.
Under the thatched roofs her mind's eye beheld relaxed tendons and flaccid muscles, spread out in the darkness beneath coverlets made of little purple patchwork squares, and undergoing a bracing process at the hands of sleep for renewed labour on the morrow, as soon as a hint of pink nebulosity appeared on Hambledon Hill.
He strung his bow with tendons from the buck upon which he had dined his first evening upon the new shore, and though he would have preferred the gut of Sheeta for the purpose, he was content to wait until opportunity permitted him to kill one of the great cats.
Already, at thirty-five, grey streaked the scanty, dull hair, wrinkles lined the worn olive-brown face, and the tendons of the thin neck stood out.
By stretching them upon the stems of trees, and diligently scraping them, he had managed to save them in a fair condition, and now that his clothes were threatening to cover his nakedness no longer, he commenced to fashion a rude garment of them, using a sharp thorn for a needle, and bits of tough grass and animal tendons in lieu of thread.