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Pronunciation : Ten"don
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F., fr. L. tendere to stretch, extend. See Tend to move.] (Anat.)
Definition : Defn: A tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a sinew. Tendon reflex (Physiol.), a kind of reflex act in which a muscle is made to contract by a blow upon its tendon. Its absence is generally a sign of disease. See Knee jerk, under Knee.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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