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Meaning of TENDON

Pronunciation:  'tendun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment

TENDON is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: sinew
 See Also: Achilles tendon, collagen, connective tissue, hamstring, hamstring tendon, muscle system, muscular structure, musculature, tendon of Achilles



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ten"don\, n. [F., fr. L. tendere to stretch, extend. See
{Tend} to move.] (Anat.)
A tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous
connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a

{Tendon reflex} (Physiol.), a kind of reflex act in which a
   muscle is made to contract by a blow upon its tendon. Its
   absence is generally a sign of disease. See {Knee jerk},
   under {Knee}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a cord that connects muscle to bone or other tissue.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A tendon is a cord of fibrous tissue at the end of a muscle. A tendon attaches the muscle to bone.