tendinopathy

noun
\ ˌten-də-ˈnä-pə-thē How to pronounce tendinopathy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly tendonopathy

Definition of tendinopathy

: 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

First Known Use of tendinopathy

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tendinopathy

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

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“Tendinopathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tendinopathy. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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tendinopathy

noun
ten·​di·​nop·​a·​thy | \ ˌten-də-ˈnäp-ə-thē How to pronounce tendinopathy (audio) \
variants: also tendonopathy

Medical Definition of tendinopathy

: 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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