tendon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tendon or Medieval Latin tendō, from Ancient Greek τένων (ténōn, sinew, tendon), modified by association with the verb tendō (to stretch).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛn.dən/
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tendon (plural tendons)

  1. (anatomy) A tough band of flexible but inelastic fibrous collagen tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment and transmits the force which the muscle exerts.
    • 2016, Ian McEwan, Nutshell, Vintage, page 78:
      I hear a wrenching sound of tendons stretching and testing their anchors on the bone.
    Synonym: sinew
  2. (biology) The hamstring of a quadruped.
  3. (construction) A wire or bar used to strengthen prestressed concrete.

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tendon

  1. accusative singular of tendo

French[edit]

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From Medieval Latin tendō.

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tendon m (plural tendons)

  1. tendon

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tendon.

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tendon n (plural tendoane)

  1. (anatomy) tendon

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Turkish[edit]

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Borrowed from French tendon.

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tendon (definite accusative tendonu, plural tendonlar)

  1. (anatomy) tendon

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