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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

teno- Also tendin(o)-.

A tendon.

[Greek tenōn, tendon; Latin tendin-, tendo, a tendon.]

Examples are tenosynovitis, inflammation and swelling of a tendon, typically in the wrist, often caused by repetitive movements such as typing; tenotomy (Greek -tomia, cutting), the surgical cutting of a tendon, especially as a remedy for club foot; tenodesis, the operation of suturing the end of a tendon to a bone. A few words contain tendino-: tendinous, of the nature of a tendon; tendinitis, inflammation in a tendon (also often as tendonitis, formed from English tendon).

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