The Achilles tendon is a tendon of the posterior leg. It serves to attach the plantaris, gastrocnemius (calf) and soleus muscles to the calcaneus (heel) bone. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achilles_tendon ]

Synonyms: tendo calcaneus calcaneal tendon Achilles tendon Achilles' tendon Achille's tendon tendo Achillis

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Term information

Subsets

pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Achilles-tendon.jpg

external ontology notes

in FMA this is a ligament, and part of the muscle

function notes

bipedalism, running

id

UBERON:0003701

taxon notes

reduced in non-human primates