tendon of Achilles

tendon of Achilles
Date: circa 1885 Achilles tendon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 of Achil·les ə kil ēz n ACHILLES TENDON …   Medical dictionary

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

  • bursa of Achilles — tendon b. tendinis calcanei …   Medical 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 — 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 — A*chil les ten don, n. [L. Achillis tendo.] (Anat.) The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel; so called from the mythological account of Achilles being held… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Achilles tendon — Infobox Anatomy Name = Achilles tendon Latin = tendo calcaneus, tendo Achillis GraySubject = 129 GrayPage = 483 Caption = Posterior view of the foot and leg, showing the Achilles tendon ( tendo calcaneus ). The gastrocnemius muscle is cut to… …   Wikipedia

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