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Pronunciation: mez'o-ten'don

Definition: The synovial layers that pass from a tendon to the wall of a tendon sheath in certain places where tendons lie within osteofibrous canals. In most instances, the mesotendon degenerates, leaving only the vinculae.

Synonym(s): mesotendineumTA

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