Definition of tendon in English:



  • 1A flexible but inelastic cord of strong fibrous collagen tissue attaching a muscle to a bone.

    • ‘Exercise without a proper warm-up is very taxing to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints.’
    • ‘Your rotator cuff is made up of the muscles and tendons in your shoulder.’
    • ‘Warming up properly is one of the best ways to avoid injuries to your muscles, ligaments and tendons.’
    • ‘Muscles, tendons and ligaments surrounding the spine form a strong, flexible and supportive structure.’
    • ‘A physical examination will determine if damage to tissue, nerves, tendons, or bone has occurred.’
    • ‘Fibromyalgia is a common condition that causes pain in muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons.’
    • ‘Muscles, tendons and joints generally lose some strength and flexibility as you age.’
    • ‘Never do any bouncing or jerky motions or you could strain or tear muscles, ligaments or tendons.’
    • ‘Collagen is the structural protein in skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and bones.’
    • ‘The tendon is the strong, white fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones.’
    • ‘Muscles are attached to bones by tough bands of connective tissue called tendons.’
    • ‘The pain you feel is at the point where the tendons from the forearm muscle attach to the bone.’
    • ‘The patella, or kneecap, is a floating bone within the tendon of the quadriceps muscle group.’
    • ‘Skeletal muscles are connected to the bones via tendons.’
    • ‘Ligaments, tendons and collagen depend on a steady intake of vitamin C to stay strong and healthy.’
    • ‘These injuries consist of tiny tears in parts of the tendons and muscle coverings.’
    • ‘Muscle, tendon, ligaments and cartilage all take considerable time to heal.’
    • ‘Each finger has two flexor tendons and one extensor tendon.’
    • ‘Ligaments and tendons can get stronger, but at a much slower rate than the muscles that surround them.’
    • ‘Local hospitals treated dozens of inflamed tendons and burst blood vessels.’
    1. 1.1 The hamstring of a quadruped.


Late Middle English: from French or medieval Latin tendo(n-), translating Greek tenōn ‘sinew’, from teinein ‘to stretch’.