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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A strong, leathery elastic band made from a tendon. A tendon is a fibrous tissue that connects bone to muscle. It is expandable in the direction parallel to the fibrils. Prior to the development of [[rubber%2C%20natural|rubber]] and synthetic [[elastomer|elastomers]], sinews were used as an elastic material.
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A strong, leathery elastic band made from a tendon. A tendon is a fibrous tissue that connects bone to muscle. It is expandable in the direction parallel to the fibrils. Prior to the development of [[rubber (natural, vulcanized)|rubber]] and synthetic [[elastomer|elastomers]], sinews were used as an elastic material.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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tendon
 
tendon
  
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "tendon" Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. [Accessed 25 Jan. 2006].
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "tendon" [Accessed 25 Jan. 2006].
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinew (Accessed Jan. 25, 2006)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinew (Accessed Jan. 25, 2006)
  
  
  
 
[[Category:Materials database]]
 
[[Category:Materials database]]

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Description

A strong, leathery elastic band made from a tendon. A tendon is a fibrous tissue that connects bone to muscle. It is expandable in the direction parallel to the fibrils. Prior to the development of rubber and synthetic elastomers, sinews were used as an elastic material.

Synonyms and Related Terms

tendon

Resources and Citations

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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