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Achilles tendon

noun, Anatomy
1.
the tendon joining the calf muscles to the heel bone.
Also, Achilles' tendon.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for achilles'-tendon

Achilles tendon

noun
1.
the fibrous cord that connects the muscles of the calf to the heelbone
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achilles'-tendon in Medicine

Achilles tendon n.
The large tendon connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle of the leg. Also called calcanean tendon, heel tendon.

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achilles'-tendon in Culture
Achilles tendon [(uh-kil-eez)]

A tendon connecting the heel bone with the calf muscle of the leg.

Note: In Greek legend, the hero Achilles could be wounded only in the heel.
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