chorda tendinea

chorda tendinea
/kawr"deuh ten din"ee euh/, pl. chordae tendineae /kawr"dee ten din"ee ee'/. Anat.
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.
[1800-10; < NL: tendinous cord]

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