tendinous

adjective

ten·​di·​nous ˈten-də-nəs How to pronounce tendinous (audio)
1
: consisting of tendons : sinewy
tendinous tissue
2
: of, relating to, or resembling a tendon

Examples of tendinous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s the long tendinous fibers that propelled the animal forward. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 15 Mar. 2022 Might masking bony or tendinous pain with an NSAID and continuing to exercise set us up for further tissue damage? Sandy Bauers, Philly.com, 30 Jan. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin tendinōsus, from tendin-, tendōn-, variant stems of Medieval Latin tendō tendon + Latin -ōsus -ous

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tendinous was in 1578

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Cite this Entry

“Tendinous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tendinous. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

tendinous

adjective
ten·​di·​nous
variants also tendonous
1
: consisting of tendons
tendinous tissue
2
: of, relating to, or resembling a tendon
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