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tendon

noun ten·don \ˈten-dən\

: a tough piece of tissue in your body that connects a muscle to a bone

Full Definition of TENDON

:  a tough cord or band of dense white fibrous connective tissue that unites a muscle with some other part (as a bone) and transmits the force which the muscle exerts

Origin of TENDON

Medieval Latin tendon-, tendo, from Latin tendere to stretch — more at thin
First Known Use: 1541

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tendon

noun ten·don \ˈten-dən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TENDON

:  a tough cord or band of dense white fibrous connective tissue that unites a muscle with some other part, transmits the force which the muscle exerts, and is continuous with the connective-tissue epimysium and perimysium of the muscle and when inserted into a bone with the periosteum of the bone

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