Achilles tendon

noun

Definition of Achilles tendon 

: the strong tendon joining the muscles in the calf of the leg to the bone of the heel

called also Achilles

First Known Use of Achilles tendon

1703, in the meaning defined above

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Achilles tendon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Achilles tendon

medical : the body part that joins the muscles of the lower leg to the bone of the heel

Achilles tendon

noun

Medical Definition of Achilles tendon 

: the strong tendon joining the muscles in the calf of the leg to the bone of the heel

called also tendon of Achilles

— compare hamstring

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