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Noun: sinew  sin-yoo
  1. A tough cord or band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension
    - tendon
  2. Quality of having muscular strength
    - brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, heftiness

Derived forms: sinews

Type of: connective tissue, strength

Part of: muscle system, muscular structure, musculature

Encyclopedia: Sinew