Etymology
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tendon (n.)

1540s, from Medieval Latin tendonem (nominative tendo), altered (by influence of Latin tendere "to stretch") from Late Latin tenon, from Greek tenon (genitive tenontos) "tendon, sinew" (from PIE *ten-on- "something stretched," from root *ten- "to stretch").

updated on June 12, 2022

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Definitions of tendon from WordNet

tendon (n.)
a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment;
Synonyms: sinew
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