achilles tendon

A·chil·les ten·don
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kil-eez ten-duh n]
    • /əˈkɪl iz ˈtɛn dən/
    • /əˈkɪliːz ˈten.dən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kil-eez ten-duh n]
    • /əˈkɪl iz ˈtɛn dən/

Definitions of achilles tendon words

  • countable noun achilles tendon Your Achilles tendon or your Achilles is the tendon inside the back of your leg just above your heel. 3
  • noun achilles tendon the fibrous cord that connects the muscles of the calf to the heelbone 3
  • noun achilles tendon the tendon connecting the back of the heel to the muscles of the calf 3
  • noun achilles tendon the tendon joining the calf muscles to the heel bone. 1
  • noun achilles tendon fibrous tissue in the ankle 1
  • noun achilles tendon (anatomy) The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, and inserted into the bone of the heel. 0

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Origin of achilles tendon

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
First recorded in 1900-05

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achilles tendon popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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