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tendon

noun [C] uk   /ˈten.dən/ us  
a strong piece of tissue in the body connecting a muscle to a bone
Translations of “tendon”
in Spanish tendón…
in French tendon…
in German die Sehne…
in Chinese (Traditional) (連接肌肉和骨頭的)腱,肌腱…
in Russian сухожилие…
in Turkish tendon…
in Chinese (Simplified) (连接肌肉和骨头的)腱,肌腱…
in Polish ścięgno…
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