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tennis elbow

noun
1.
irritation of the synovial membrane, or joint rotary area, of the elbow, caused by immoderate motions while playing tennis or other sports; epicondylitis.
Origin of tennis elbow
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Pick up a racket, and you run the risk of a sprained ankle, twisted knee or tennis elbow.
  • tennis elbow is a relatively common musculoskeletal disorder that can cause significant pain and disability.
British Dictionary definitions for tennis elbow

tennis elbow

noun
1.
a painful inflammation of the elbow caused by exertion in playing tennis and similar games
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tennis elbow in Medicine

tennis elbow ten·nis elbow (těn'ĭs)
n.
A painful inflammation of the tissue surrounding the elbow, caused by strain from playing tennis and other sports. Also called lateral humeral epicondylitis.

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tennis elbow in Technology
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