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  • n. A vulnerability in an otherwise strong situation.
  • n. The Achilles' tendon, the tendo Achillis.

Etymologies

From Greek hero Achilles, whom according to legend his mother held by the heel when she dipped him in the River Styx, making him invulnerable everywhere except on his heel. (Wiktionary)

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