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chordae tendineae (redirected from Heart tendon)
chorda [kor´dah] (pl. chor´dae) (L.)
or sinew. adj., adj
tendinous cords connecting the two atrioventricular valves to the appropriate papillary muscles in the heart ventricles.
Chordae tendineae of the posterior cusps of atrioventricular valves in a cross-section of the heart. From Dorland's, 2000.
chorda tym´pani a nerve originating from the facial nerve, distributed to the submandibular, sublingual, and lingual glands and the anterior two-thirds of the tongue; it is a parasympathetic and special sensory nerve.
chorda voca´lis vocal cord.
chordae tendineae stringlike processes in the heart that attach the edges of the bicuspid and tricuspid valves to the walls of the ventricles, preventing them from being forced back into the atria when the ventricles contract.
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