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the fibrous cord that connects the muscles of the calf to the heelbone
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Achilles tendon[ə′kil·ēz ′ten·dən]
The tendon formed by union of the tendons of the calf muscles, the soleus and gastrocnemius, and inserted into the heel bone.
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