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Definition of "tendinous" [ten•di•nous]

  • Of, having, or resembling a tendon. (adjective)
  • Sinewy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tendinous" in a sentence
  • "This constitutes what is known as tendinous quittor in its worst form, for more often than not there is associated with it inflammation of the navicular bursa, caries of the bones, or arthritis of the pedal articulation."
  • "It is termed the tendinous arch or white line of the pelvic fascia, and marks the line of attachment of the special fascia (pars endopelvina fasciæ pelvis) which is associated with the pelvic viscera."
  • "As Eliot over at Buzzfeed so astutely points out: the definition of gristle is “tough cartilaginous, tendinous, or fibrous matter especially in table meats.”"
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