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chorda tendinea

[kawr-duh ten-din-ee-uh] /ˈkɔr də tɛnˈdɪn i ə/
noun, plural chordae tendineae
[kawr-dee ten-din-ee-ee] /ˈkɔr di tɛnˈdɪn iˌi/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
any of the tendons extending from the papillary muscles to the atrioventricular valves and preventing the valves from moving into the atria during ventricular contraction.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < New Latin: tendinous cord
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