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 for tendon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tendon \Ten"don\, n. [F., fr. L. tendere to stretch, extend. See
     Tend to move.] (Anat.)
     A tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous
     connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a
     sinew.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tendon
      n 1: a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with
           its bony attachment [syn: tendon, sinew]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "tendon":
     bone, braid, brail, cable, cartilage, cord, ligament, ligation,
     ligature, line, ossicle, rope, spun yarn, string, thong, twine,
     twist, wire, yarn
  
  

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