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date: 22 May 2024

tendon 

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine
Author(s):

Michael Kent

A band of white tissue connecting a muscle to a bone. It consists mainly of numerous bundles of parallel collagen fibres that provide mechanical strength, and a little elastin, which provides some elasticity. Tendons resist tensile stresses very well and have a tensile strength of about 50–100 N mm... ...

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