variants or less commonly tendonopathy
: injury to a tendon (as from acute trauma or chronic overuse) that is often accompanied by pain, weakness, inflammation, or stiffness
especially : a chronic progressive degeneration of a tendon that involves little inflammation : tendinosis

Word History

Etymology

tendin-, tendon- (as in tendinitis, tendonitis) + -o- + -pathy

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tendinopathy was in 1980

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Cite this Entry

“Tendinopathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tendinopathy. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

tendinopathy

noun
ten·​di·​nop·​a·​thy ˌten-də-ˈnäp-ə-thē How to pronounce tendinopathy (audio)
variants also tendonopathy
: injury to a tendon (as from acute trauma or chronic overuse) that is often accompanied by pain, weakness, inflammation, or stiffness
especially : a chronic progressive degeneration of a tendon that involves little inflammation : tendinosis
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