tendon

noun
ten·​don | \ ˈten-dən How to pronounce tendon (audio) \

Definition of tendon

: a tough cord or band of dense white fibrous connective tissue that unites a muscle with some other part (such as a bone) and transmits the force which the muscle exerts

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Then, the single-leg balance portion works your hip flexors, calves, and the stabilizing muscles and tendons around your ankles and knees, says Mansour. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Hailey Bieber Strengthens Her Core and Lower Half With This One 4-Part Exercise," 4 Jan. 2019 These robotics are meant to replicate the functionality of muscles, tendons, and ligaments by contracting and relaxing just like ordinary muscles in order to assist motion. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Robotic Underwear Wants to Help With Aches, Pains, and Poor Posture," 6 Sep. 2018 In addition, the important biomechanical relationship between the front (big toe) and the back (heel, ankle, Achilles) of the foot is altered, thus resulting in overuse injuries involving tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Turns Out Kanye West’s Too-Small Yeezy Pool Slides Are Dangerous," 28 Aug. 2018 Collagen Peptides There are two amino acids in the protein collagen — proline and glycine — that are essential for the formation and repair of joints, bones, muscles, and tendons, Dr. Bowe says. Amy Capetta, Woman's Day, "5 Anti-Aging Supplements That May Actually Work," 16 Oct. 2018 Different types form skin and tendons as opposed to cartilage. Markham Heid, Good Housekeeping, "5 Things You Need to Know Before Taking a Collagen Supplement," 12 July 2018 These steps help stabilize the tendons and joints that surround your ankles and knees, says Mansour. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Here's How to Do Octavia Spencer's Low-Impact Cardio Workout," 4 Oct. 2018 Montgomery’s road to surgery is similar to that of a former top prospect, James Kaprielian, who had a strained flexor tendon and after initially trying to rehab the injury underwent surgery in April 2016. New York Times, "Yankees Beat Blue Jays, but Jordan Montgomery Headed for Tommy John Surgery," 5 June 2018 Remember the figure-8 that fastens the tendon to the medial epicondyle, that small bump on your humerus bone? Gabriel Baumgaertner, SI.com, "With Violent Elbow Injuries Behind Him, Braves Reliever Dan Winkler Is Pitching Like an All-Star," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of tendon

1541, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tendon

Medieval Latin tendon-, tendo, from Latin tendere to stretch — more at thin

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tendon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tendon

: a tough piece of tissue in your body that connects a muscle to a bone

tendon

noun
ten·​don | \ ˈten-dən How to pronounce tendon (audio) \

Kids Definition of tendon

: a band of tough white fiber connecting a muscle to another part (as a bone)

tendon

noun
ten·​don | \ ˈten-dən How to pronounce tendon (audio) \

Medical Definition of tendon

: a tough cord or band of dense white fibrous connective tissue that unites a muscle with some other part, transmits the force which the muscle exerts, and is continuous with the connective-tissue epimysium and perimysium of the muscle and when inserted into a bone with the periosteum of the bone

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