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Muscles and tendons

abductor

noun

a muscle that pulls a part of your body away from its normal position, for example one that raises your arm

abs

noun

the muscles in your abdomen

Achilles tendon

noun

the tendon that joins the muscles in the back of your lower leg to the muscles in your heel

adductor

noun

a muscle that pulls a part of your body back to its normal position

biceps

noun

the muscle between your shoulder and elbow on the front of your arm that you use when you pull things towards you

cartilage

noun

a substance similar to bone that surrounds the joints (=places where two bones meet) in your body, or a piece of this substance

ciliary muscle

noun

a muscle in your eye that controls its lens

disc

noun

a round flat piece of cartilage between the bones in your back

erector muscle

noun

a muscle that can move a part of your body into an upright position

fiber

the American spelling of fibre

fibre

noun

one of the thin pieces that form the nerves and muscles in your body

glutes

noun

the large muscles in your buttocks. The technical name for these is gluteus muscles.

gristle

noun

cartilage

hamstring

noun

a tendon behind your knee

intercostal muscle

noun

one of the muscles between your ribs

ligament

noun

a part inside your body that holds bones together or keeps organs in place

muscle

noun

a piece of flesh that connects one bone to another and is used for moving a particular part of your body

muscle

noun

one of the big lumps that you can see on someone’s arms, legs, chest etc that show that they are strong, especially because they do a lot of exercise

musculature

noun

the system of muscles in your body

pecs

noun

the large muscles in your chest. The technical name for these is pectoral muscles.

pelvic floor

noun

the set of muscles inside your body that control the movements of sexual organs, between your abdomen and your pelvis

quads

noun

your quadriceps

quadriceps

noun

the large muscle on the front of your thigh

sinew

noun

the strong substance that connects muscles to bone, or a piece of this

six-pack

noun

stomach muscles that are very well developed

sphincter

noun

a muscle that surrounds and controls an opening in the body, especially in the anus

suspensory ligament

noun

a set of body fibres that supports an organ or another body part, especially the one that holds the lens of your eye in place

tendon

noun

one of the parts of your body that connects a muscle to a bone

triceps

noun

the muscle at the back of your upper arm

vocal cords

noun

the very thin muscles inside your throat that you use for making sounds

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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