Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

One of the bands forming the terminations of the fleshy portion of a muscle.

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Usage examples "tendon":

  1. When dislocation below the tendon occurs in a stout person, however, it is liable to be overlooked on account of the difficulty of feeling the displaced bone, and of the comparatively slight amount of deformity present. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  2. Your father didn't sprain a tendon, but waited till we were out of sight and then went on? - "Smoke Bellew", Jack London.
  3. Lower in the limb these tendons separate, the outer and smaller joining the tendon of the extensor suffraginis, and the inner and main tendon continuing its course downwards. - "Diseases of the Horse's Foot", Harry Caulton Reeks.