chorda tendinea


chorda tendinea

chorda tendinea [kawr-duh ten-din-ee-uh] Word Origin noun, plural chor·dae ten·din·e·ae [kawr-dee ten-din-ee-ee] /ˈkɔr di tɛnˈdɪn iˌi/. Anatomy.

  1. any of the tendons extending from the papillary muscles to the atrioventricular valves and preventing the valves from moving into the atria during ventricular contraction.

Origin of chorda tendinea 1800–10; New Latin: tendinous cord

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