Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

tendinous

play
adjective ten·di·nous \ˈten-də-nəs\

Definition of tendinous

  1. 1 :  consisting of tendons :  sinewy <tendinous tissue>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or resembling a tendon



Origin of tendinous

New Latin tendinosus, from tendin-, tendo tendon, alteration of Medieval Latin tendon-, tendo


First Known Use: 1578


Medical Dictionary

tendinous

adjective ten·di·nous

Medical Definition of tendinous

  1. 1:  consisting of tendons <tendinous tissue>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or resembling a tendon



Variants of tendinous

also ten·do·nous \ˈten-də-nəs\play

Learn More about tendinous

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "tendinous"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tendinous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet pince-nez spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ