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sinew

noun uk   us   /ˈsɪn.juː/
[C] a tendon (= strong piece of tissue in the body connecting a muscle to a bone) [C usually plural] a part of a structure or system that provides support and holds it together: These steel posts form the sinews of the building.
Translations of “sinew”
in Vietnamese gân…
in Spanish Tendón…
in Thai เส้นเอ็น…
in Malaysian urat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腱,筋肉, 支架,支柱…
in Indonesian tendon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腱,筋肉, 支架,支柱…
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