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Definition of "tendon" []

  • A band of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment. (noun)

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 "tendon" in a sentence
  • "The area just above the Achilles tendon is swollen and sore, so that even sitting around is uncomfortable and any kind of light contact with that area is surprisingly painful."
  • "“A rupture of the Achilles tendon is suspected,” says a rep for AC Milan, where Beckham has been on loan since January."
  • "The strained tendon is Arenas's right ankle will be reevaluated "on Sunday or Monday," he said, adding that he remains optimistic that Arenas can return for the home opener next Tuesday."
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