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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Achilles%20tendon. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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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 entry 1

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