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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
422 words

are the tough extensions of muscles that attach them to bones, usually focusing the pull of the muscle on

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
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 ... More
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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Medicine and health, Surgery
Length:
215 words

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Inelastic fibrils of type I collagen in a ground substance of dermatan sulphate. Fibrils are bundled into fibres. The

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
16 words

Strong, flexible band of connective tissue of the protein collagen that joins muscle to bone.

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