Sinew vs. Tendon

By Jaxson

  • Tendon

    A tendon or sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension.

    Tendons are similar to ligaments; both are made of collagen. Ligaments join one bone to another bone, while tendons connect muscle to bone for a proper functioning of the body

  • Sinew (noun)

    A cord or tendon of the body.

  • Sinew (noun)

    A cord or string, particularly as of a musical instrument.

  • Sinew (noun)

    Muscular power, muscle; nerve, nervous energy; vigor, vigorous strength.

  • Sinew (noun)

    That which gives strength or in which strength consists; a supporting factor or member; mainstay.

  • Sinew (noun)

    A nerve.

  • Sinew (verb)

    To knit together or make sinews.

  • Tendon (noun)

    A tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.

  • Tendon (noun)

    A wire or bar used to strengthen prestressed concrete.


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