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

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 5 Feb. 2023.

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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