tendon Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “tendon” in the English Dictionary

"tendon" in British English

See all translations

tendonnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈten.dən/
a ​strongpiece of ​tissue in the ​bodyconnecting a ​muscle to a ​bone
(Definition of tendon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tendon" in American English

See all translations

tendonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈten·dən/
biology a ​strongcord that ​connects a ​muscle to a ​bone and ​allowsmovement, esp. of the ​arms, ​legs, and ​head
(Definition of tendon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tendon”
in Spanish tendón…
in Vietnamese gân, dây chằng…
in Malaysian tendon…
in Thai เส้นเอ็นที่ยึดกล้ามเนื้อและกระดูก…
in French tendon…
in German die Sehne…
in Chinese (Simplified) (连接肌肉和骨头的)腱,肌腱…
in Turkish tendon…
in Russian сухожилие…
in Indonesian urat…
in Chinese (Traditional) (連接肌肉和骨頭的)腱,肌腱…
in Polish ścięgno…
What is the pronunciation of tendon?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “tendon”

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More