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calcaneal tendon


Definition: the thick tendon of insertion of the triceps surae (gastrocnemius and soleus) into the tuberosity of the calcaneus.

Synonym(s): tendo calcaneusTA, Achilles tendon, chorda magna, heel tendon, tendo Achillis

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