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A·chil·les

 (ə-kĭl′ēz)
n. Greek Mythology
The hero of Homer's Iliad, the son of Peleus and Thetis and slayer of Hector.
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Achilles

(əˈkɪliːz)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth Greek hero, the son of Peleus and the sea goddess Thetis: in the Iliad the foremost of the Greek warriors at the siege of Troy. While he was a baby his mother plunged him into the river Styx making his body invulnerable except for the heel by which she held him. After slaying Hector, he was killed by Paris who wounded him in the heel
Achillean adj
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A•chil•les

(əˈkɪl iz)

n.
the greatest Greek warrior in the Trojan War and hero of the Iliad, killed when Paris wounded him in the heel, his one vulnerable spot.
Ach•il•le•an (ˌæk əˈli ən, əˈkɪl i-) adj.
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Noun1.Achilles - a mythical Greek hero of the IliadAchilles - a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'
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Translations
Achilleus
Achilleus
Achilleus
Achilleus
AkhilleusAkilles
AhilAhilej
Akhilleusz
Achilles
アキレウスアキレス
Achilles
Achilles
Ahil
Akilles

Achilles

[əˈkɪliːz]
A. NAquiles
B. CPD Achilles heel Ntalón m de Aquiles
Achilles tendon Ntendón m de Aquiles
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Achilles

nAchill(es) m; Achilles heel (fig)Achillesferse f; Achilles tendonAchillessehne f
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Achilles

[əˈkɪliːz] nAchille m
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References in classic literature ?
He takes with him, however, a rather curious associate, who gets over this difficulty, but dips his naked foot into creasote, whence come Toby, and a six-mile limp for a half-pay officer with a damaged tendo Achillis."
Eccentric loading, shock-wave treatment, or a wait-and-see policy for tendinopathy of the main body of tendo Achillis: a randomized controlled trial.
Dose-related effects of shock waves on rabbit tendo achillis. A sonographic and histological study.
Juda and Nicola Bonnvitius (eds), Achillis Statii de Clitophontis et Leucippes amoribus libri viii.
All our patients underwent a percutaneous tendo achillis tenotomy for equines after correction of all the other deformities.
Tang, "Therapeutic effects of suture anchors for the reconstruction of distal tendo achillis rupture," Zhongguo Gu Shang, vol.
Karlsson, "Acute rupture of tendo Achillis. A prospective randomised study of comparison between surgical and nonsurgical treatment," The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery B, vol.
They say Mian Sahb has an Achillis' heel in the business sector.
Percutaneous versus open tendo Achillis repair Foot Ankle Int 2004; 25: 215-8.
A somewhat similar bright fallout belt was spotted at the north edge of the halftone feature Deuteronilus, being continuous with the tilted 'mouth' of the light streak Achillis Pons which divides Mare Acidalium from Niliacus Lacus.