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 ]

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definition
  • 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.
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
has exact synonym
  • Achille's tendon
  • calcaneal tendon
  • tendo calcaneus
  • tendo Achillis
  • Achilles' tendon
  • Achilles tendon
id
  • UBERON:0003701
taxon notes
  • reduced in non-human primates