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tendinous cord

tendinous cord in Medicine

tendinous cord n.
Any of the tendinous strands running from the papillary muscles to the atrioventricular valves.

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  • The hamstring, or tendo Achillis (P), is the tendinous cord which runs up the back of the leg from the point of the hock.

    The Horsewoman Alice M. Hayes

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