Achilles’ heel tendon

{{Achilles’ heel tendon}}
Anat tendão de Aquiles.

English-Portuguese dictionary. 2013.

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  • Achilles' heel — Achilles heel, Achilles tendon Use an apostrophe in both expressions for consistency, even though the connection with Achilles is remote in the second …   Modern English usage

  • Achilles' heel — This article deals with the phrase. For other uses, see Achilles Heel. An Achilles’ heel is a fatal weakness in spite of overall strength, actually or potentially leading to downfall. While the mythological origin refers to a physical… …   Wikipedia

  • Achilles heel — noun /əˌkɪl.iːz ˈhiːl/ a) A vulnerability in an otherwise strong situation. b) The Achilles tendon, the tendo Achillis. Syn: soft spot, vulnerability, weakness, weak spot …   Wiktionary

  • Achilles' tendon — Achilles heel, Achilles tendon Use an apostrophe in both expressions for consistency, even though the connection with Achilles is remote in the second …   Modern English usage

  • Achilles tendon — Infobox Anatomy Name = Achilles tendon Latin = tendo calcaneus, tendo Achillis GraySubject = 129 GrayPage = 483 Caption = Posterior view of the foot and leg, showing the Achilles tendon ( tendo calcaneus ). The gastrocnemius muscle is cut to… …   Wikipedia

  • Achilles tendon — A tough sinew that attaches the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is one of the longest tendons in the body. It is also formally called the tendo Achilles or the tendo calcaneus, the calcaneus being the heel bone.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Achilles — Achilleus redirects here. For the emperor with this name, see Achilleus (emperor). For other uses, see Achilles (disambiguation). In Greek mythology, Achilles (also Akhilleus or Achilleus; Ancient Greek: polytonic|Ἀχιλλεύς) was a Greek hero of… …   Wikipedia

  • Tendon — For other uses, see Tendon (disambiguation). Tendon One such tendon in the Human Body, the Achilles tendon. Latin tendo Cod …   Wikipedia

  • Tendon, Achilles — A tough sinew that attaches the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is one of the longest tendons in the body. It is also formally called the tendo Achilles or the tendo calcaneus, the calcaneus being the heel bone.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Achilles tendon — noun a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf • Syn: ↑tendon of Achilles • Hypernyms: ↑tendon, ↑sinew • Part Holonyms: ↑calf, ↑sura, ↑heel …   Useful english dictionary

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