variants or tendonosis
: progressive degeneration of a tendon (as from chronic overuse) that usually involves fraying or tearing of fibrous tissue and is typically accompanied by pain and stiffness but little inflammation
quadriceps tendinosis
tendinosis of the Achilles tendon

Examples of tendinosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So judging where Oladipo stands remains unclear with the left knee tendinosis that has had the veteran guard out since the preseason. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 30 Nov. 2022 Davis has been sidelined since Feb. 14 with a calf strain and tendinosis in his right leg and has missed the last 30 games. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2021 If any All-Star is unable to play on March 7 due to injury — like, say, the Lakers’ Davis (who is expected to miss four weeks after suffering a calf strain and aggravating a case of Achilles tendinosis in his right leg) — then Commissioner Adam Silver has sole discretion in naming a replacement. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Feb. 2021 This season, the debut was not until early December, following knee tendinosis. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 22 Mar. 2023 Anthony Davis also remains sidelined because of a calf strain and tendinosis in his right leg. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 27 Mar. 2021 Center Bam Adebayo, who has not missed time due to injury this season, was listed as probable with left-knee tendinosis, ultimately remaining in the mix against the Hawks. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Feb. 2021 The Los Angeles Lakers have dropped three of four since Anthony Davis was ruled out for a month with a strained calf and Achilles tendinosis. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2021 There are three papers on the physiology of soccer, one on the biomechanics of baseball pitching, and one on Hakan Alfredson’s famous heel-drop protocol for Achilles tendinosis, which squeaks in at 98th place. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 20 Feb. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

tendin-, tendon- (as in tendinitis, tendonitis) + -osis

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tendinosis was in 1951

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Cite this Entry

“Tendinosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tendinosis. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

tendinosis

noun
ten·​di·​no·​sis ˌten-də-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce tendinosis (audio)
variants or tendonosis
: progressive degeneration of a tendon (as from chronic overuse) that usually involves fraying or tearing of fibrous tissue and is typically accompanied by pain and stiffness but little inflammation
tendinosis of the Achilles tendon
rotator cuff tendinosis
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