ten·​di·​nous | \ ˈten-də-nəs How to pronounce tendinous (audio) \

Definition of tendinous

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 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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First Known Use of tendinous

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tendinous

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

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

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variants: also tendonous \ ˈten-​də-​nəs How to pronounce tendinous (audio) \

Medical Definition of tendinous

1 : consisting of tendons tendinous tissue
2 : of, relating to, or resembling a tendon


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