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Webster 1913 Edition


Tendon

Ten′don

,
Noun.
[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 sinew.
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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tendon

TEN'DON

,
Noun.
[L. tendo; teneo, tendo.] In anatomy, a hard insensible cord or bundle of fibers, by which a muscle is attached to a bone.

Definition 2021


tendon

tendon

See also: tendón

English

Noun

tendon (plural tendons)

  1. (anatomy) A tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.

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Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈten.don/

Noun

tendon

  1. accusative singular of tendo

French

Etymology

tend + -on

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɑ̃.dɔ̃/
  • Rhymes: -dɔ̃

Noun

tendon m (plural tendons)

  1. tendon

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Turkish

Etymology

Borrowing from French tendon.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛnˈdɔn/

Noun

tendon (definite accusative tendonu, plural tendonlar)

  1. (anatomy) tendon

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