Achilles tendon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Achilles tendon a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Achilles tendon the attachment of the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles of the calf of the leg to the heel-bone, so named from the infant Achilles's mother, Thetis, having held him by the heel when she dipped him into the Styx to make him invulnerable
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Usage

In literature:

Obtain the hoof of a calf or sheep with one end of the tendon of Achilles still attached.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
ACHILLES TENDON, the great tendon of the heel, where Achilles was vulnerable.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
So this is your tendon of Achilles, eh?
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
The Zibu or mbuide flies at the tendon Achilles; it is most likely the Ratel.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
I am sorry to say, that stepping out of his carriage when travelling, he missed his footing, and snapped his tendon Achilles.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
Make the Achilles tendon in same way and leave back of thigh off to be stuffed.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
You have broken your tendon Achilles; this unfortunate has cut all the arteries and tendons of the leg.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
The ball that touched me has not wounded me; it barely grazed the tendon Achilles.
"Napoleon's Letters to Josephine" by Henry Foljambe Hall
The hind leg must have its tendon of Achilles before it can be finished.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
He got you on the Achilles tendon.
"The Carter Girls" by Nell Speed
This is the severe question, the tendon-Achilles of Spinoza's system.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler
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In news:

Former Michigan tight end and Whitmer alum, has a torn Achilles tendon.
Penn State point guard and leading scorer Tim Frazier will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured left Achilles tendon, a devastating blow for the rebuilding Big Ten program.
Penn State PG, leading scorer Tim Frazier out for season with ruptured left Achilles tendon.
In his first season after tearing his right Achilles tendon in 1993.
Guard recovering from Achilles tendon surgery.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups practiced with the team Tuesday, a step forward in his recovery from left Achilles tendon surgery performed in February.
AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong will be out of action for at least six months after undergoing successful surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon.
AC Milan says Nigel de Jong 's season is over after the Netherlands midfielder underwent successful surgery on a snapped Achilles tendon Tuesday.
Persa was touted as a Heisman Trophy candidate last season despite suffering a torn Achilles tendon late in the 2010 season.
They uncover the kangaroo 's lower jaw, which splits in two, and a massive Achilles tendon that enables it to hop like a frog.
Outside linebacker recovering from partially torn right Achilles tendon.
Jazz center Mehmet Okur is getting closer to returning from an achilles tendon injury.
Achilles tendon severed in pallet jack mishap.
Terrell Suggs' favorite line since injuring his Achilles tendon is that he's going to surprise people when he runs out of that tunnel this year.
The $11M man will probably sit out the season opener at Miami due to a sore Achilles tendon.
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