tendon of Achilles

tendon of Achil·les -ə-'kil-ēz n ACHILLES TENDON

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  • tendon of Achilles — noun a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf • Syn: ↑Achilles tendon • Hypernyms: ↑tendon, ↑sinew • Part Holonyms: ↑calf, ↑sura, ↑heel * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • tendon of achilles — tendon located in the back of the foot and ankle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tendon of Achilles — Date: circa 1885 Achilles tendon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Achilles tendon — A tough sinew that attaches the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is one of the longest tendons in the body. It is also formally called the tendo Achilles or the tendo calcaneus, the calcaneus being the heel bone.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Achilles' tendon — n. the tendon connecting the heel with the calf muscles. * * * Achilles tendon noun The attachment of the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles of the calf of the leg to the heel bone • • • Main Entry: ↑Achillean * * * Achilles tendon, the strong… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Achilles tendon — UK [əˌkɪliːz ˈtendən] / US [əˌkɪlɪz ˈtendən] noun [countable] Word forms Achilles tendon : singular Achilles tendon plural Achilles tendons medical the tendon that joins the muscles in the back of your lower leg to the muscles in your heel …   English dictionary

  • tendon — n. 1) to pull a tendon 2) an Achilles tendon * * * an Achilles tendon to pull a tendon …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Achilles tendon — noun a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf • Syn: ↑tendon of Achilles • Hypernyms: ↑tendon, ↑sinew • Part Holonyms: ↑calf, ↑sura, ↑heel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Achilles (disambiguation) — Achilles is the name of the Greek mythological hero of the Trojan War.Achilles may also refer to: * Achilles (play), a trilogy of plays written by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus Science and technology * Achilles tendon, a posterior tendon of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Achilles tendon — n. the tendon connecting the back of the heel to the muscles of the calf: also written Achilles tendon …   English World dictionary

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