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Meaning of ACHILLES TENDON

Pronunciation:  u'kileez 'tendun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf
 
 Synonyms: tendon of Achilles
 
 See Also: calf, heel, sinew, sura, tendon

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*chil"les' ten"don\, n. [L. Achillis tendo.]
(Anat.)
The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large
muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of
the heel; -- so called from the mythological account of
Achilles being held by the heel when dipped in the River
Styx.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: One of the longest tendons in the body, it attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone.
 

 

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