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Achilles tendon

Definitions

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  • n. The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel; -- so called from the mythological account of Achilles being held by the heel when dipped in the River Styx.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf

Etymologies

A calque of New Latin Achillis tendo, a term devised by the Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyden in 1693 in reference to the mythological account of Achilles being held by the heel when dipped in the River Styx. (Wiktionary)

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