false chordae tendineae

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false chordae tendineae

[TA]
tendinous cords that, unlike the true chordae tendineae, do not attach to the leaflets of the atrioventricular valves. Instead they connect papillary muscles to each other or to the ventricular wall (including the interventricular septum), or merely pass between two points on the ventricular wall (including the septum).

false chor·dae ten·di·ne·ae

(fawls kōr'dē ten-din'ē-ē) [TA]
Tendinous cords that, unlike the true chordae tendineae, do not attach to the leaflets of the atrioventricular valves. Instead they connect papillary muscles to each other or to the ventricular wall (including the interventricular septum), or merely pass between two points on the ventricular wall (including the septum).
Synonym(s): chordae tendineae falsae [TA] , chordae tendineae spuriae.