HyperDic: tendon

English > 1 sense of the word tendon:
NOUNbodytendon, sinewa cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
tendon > pronunciation
Soundsteh'ndahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > tendon: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment.
Synonymsinew
Part ofmuscular structure, musculature, muscle systemThe muscular system of an organism
NarrowerAchilles tendon, tendon of AchillesA large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf
hamstring, hamstring tendonOne of the tendons at the back of the knee
Broaderconnective tissuetissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells
SubstancescollagenA fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue
Spanishtendón
Catalantendó
Adjectivestendinousconsisting of tendons or resembling a tendon

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