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A Tendon or Sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue[?], attached on one end to a muscle and on the other to a bone. They are similar in everything except location to ligaments.

The Achilles tendon[?] is a particularly large tendon connecting the heel to the muscles of the calf. It is so named because the mythic hero Achilles could only be injured at this spot.

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