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The Trojan hero and son of Thetis and Peleus from a Greek myth.
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A weakness that seems small but makes someone fatally vulnerable.
The term "Achilles heel" was first used by a Dutch anatomist, Verheyden, in 1693 when he dissected his own amputated leg.
A reflex action of the foot that jerks downward when the lower leg muscles contract.
Achilles tendon (s) (noun)
, Achilles tendons (pl)
The tendon that connects the heelbone to the calf muscles: "Bruce had both his left and right Achilles tendons inflamed from excessive training for the long distance foot races."
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tend-, tendo-, ten-, teno-, tenot-, tenonto-, tens-, tent-, -tend, -tension, -tent, -tense, -tensive, -tentious
A plastic surgery procedure to elongate the Achilles tendon.
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The longest and strongest tendon in a dog which is easily discernible in short-haired breeds; such as, the Greyhound and Whippet breeds.
The Achilles tendon forms an extension of the rearmost thigh muscle groups and anchors these muscles onto the fibular tarsal bone at the point of the hock or collection of bones of the hind leg forming the joint between the second thigh and the metatarsus or the collection of bones of the hind legs forming the joints.
Achilles' Heel, the Myth
A myth which has become a physical-medical application unit.