Hamstring

In human anatomy, a hamstring is any of the five{cn|date=July 2014} tendons contracted by three posterior thigh muscles (semitendinosus, semimembranosus and biceps femoris), and the term is often also used to refer to the muscles themselves. The hamstring tendons make up the borders of the space behind the knee; the muscles are involved in knee fl...
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Hamstring

• (n.) One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the thigh. • (v. t.) To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable.
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hamstring

(ham┬┤string) one of the tendons that laterally and medially bound the depression in the popliteal fossa (posterior region of the knee). inner hamstrings the tendons of the gracilis, sartorius, and two other muscles of the lower limb. outer hamstring the ten...
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hamstring

1. One of the tendons bounding the popliteal space on either side; the medial hamstring comprises the tendons of the semimembranosus and semitendinosus, gracilis, and sartorius muscles; the lateral hamstring is the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle. Hamstring muscles (a) have origin from the ischial tuberosity, (b) act across (at) both the hip an...
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hamstring

hamstring tendon noun one of the tendons at the back of the knee
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Hamstring

Ham'string` (hăm'strĭng`) noun (Anat.) One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the thigh.
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Hamstring

Ham'string` transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hamstrung ; present participle & verbal noun Hamstringing . See String .] To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapa...
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Hamstring

A tendon at the back of the knee.
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Hamstring

Category of muscle that runs from the buttocks to the knee along the back of the thigh. It functions to flex the knee, and is oft times injured as a result of improper conditioning or lack of muscle flexibility.
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Hamstring

Either of two groups of tendons bounding the upper part of the popliteal space at the back of the knee and forming the tendons of insertion of some muscles of the back of the thigh
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Hamstring

Hamstring: The prominent tendons at the back of the knee. They are the sidewalls of the hollow behind the knee. (This hollow is called the popliteal space). Both hamstrings connect to muscles that flex the knee. A pulled hamstring is a common athletic injury. The 'ham' of 'hamstring' comes from an Old Teutonic word 'ham' meaning crooked. This is in...
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hamstring

make ineffective or powerless
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hamstring

Type: Term Pronunciation: ham′string Definitions: 1. One of the tendons bounding the popliteal space on either side; the medial hamstring comprises the tendons of the semimembranosus and semitendinosus muscles; the lateral hamstring is the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle. Hamstring muscles (a) have origin from the ischial tuberosity, (b) ...
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hamstring

[n] - one of the tendons at the back of the knee 2. [v] - make ineffective or powerless 3. [v] - cripple by cutting the hamstring
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