Tendon

The tissue by which a muscle attaches to bone. A tendon is somewhat flexible, but fibrous and tough. Tendons are like ligaments in being tough, flexible cords. But tendons differ from ligaments in that tendons extend from muscle to bone whereas ligaments go from bone to bone as at a joint.
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Tendon

A tendon is a structure in the body that connects muscle to bone. As the muscle contracts, it pulls on the tendon, which moves the bone. Tendons are made mostly of collagen. Inflammation of a tendon is called tendinitis. Tendons can tear or rupture if they are pulled too hard by the muscle or if they degenerate.
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Tendon

Fibrous connective tissue serving for the attachment of muscles to bones and other parts. Syn. - sinew.
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Tendon

a tough band of fibrous tissue that connects bones to muscles and other tissues
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Tendon

the tough cords of the tissue that connect muscles to bones
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tendon

[n] - a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
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Tendon

A band or cord of strong, fibrous tissue that connects muscle to the bone.
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Tendon

Tough cord of dense connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone. If the muscle is thin and wide, the tendon may be a thin sheet. Tendons transfer muscle power over a distance, e.g., forearm muscles contract and pull on tendons that pull on finger bones to produce finger movements.
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Tendon

Tough fibrous tissue attaching muscles to bones.
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Tendon

Fibrous tissue that attaches muscles to bones.
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Tendon

strong connective tissue cords that attach muscle to bone or muscle to muscle
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Tendon

A tendon is a tough cord of tissue which connects muscle to bone.
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Tendon

The 'business end' of a muscle. This tough unyielding tissue allows a muscle (of varying length ) to excert its pull across a joint
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Tendon

Tissue that connects muscle to bone.
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Tendon

A band of fibrous tissue which attaches a muscle to a bone.
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Tendon

Tendon: The tissue by which a muscle attaches to bone. A tendon is somewhat flexible, but fibrous and tough. When a tendon becomes inflamed, the condition is referred to as tendinitis or tendonitis. Inflamed tendons are at risk for rupture. Tendons are like ligaments in being tough, flexible cords. But tendons differ from ligaments in that tendons ...
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Tendon

a flexible, non-elastic tissue that connects muscle to bone. The Achilles tendon is the large connector from the heel bone into the calf muscle.
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Tendon

A band or cord of strong, fibrous tissue that connects muscle to the bone.
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Tendon

Ten'don noun [ French, from Latin tendere to stretch, extend. See Tend to move.] (Anat.) A tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a sinew. Tendon reflex (Physiol.) , a kind of reflex act in whic...
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tendon

<anatomy> A fibrous, strong, connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. The laceration of a tendon can result in the inability to flex or extend at a joint. ... (13 Jan 1998) ...
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tendon

sinew noun a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
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tendon

(ten┬┤dәn) a cord or band of strong white fibrous tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. When the muscle contracts it pulls on the tendon, which moves the bone. Tendons are extremely tough and are seldom torn, even when an injury is severe enough to break a bone or tear a muscle. One of the most prominent t...
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Tendon

• (n.) A tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a sinew.
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tendon

tissue that attaches a muscle to other body parts, usually bones. Tendons are the connective tissues that transmit the mechanical force of muscle ... [9 related articles]
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tendon

tendon, tendons An of the inelastic cords of tough, fibrous connective tissue in which muscle fibers end and by which muscles are attached to bones or other parts; sinew.
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