I wonder what the difference between sinew and tendon is. I searched for it but didn't get any clear answer:
They are often used interchangably but to be technical, a tendon connects a muscle to a bone. The term sinew also seems to include ligaments which connect bones to bones. It is however, not a medical term.
Sinew is another word for muscle which is the functional unit of movement.
Tendons connect bone to muscle to make movement possible: The muscle contracts and pulls the bone that it's connected to Source(s)
Sinew is a synonym of tendon. As nouns the difference between sinew and tendon is that sinew is (anatomy) a cord or tendon of the body while tendon is (anatomy) a tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
sinew = tendon
A tendon (or sinew) is a [...]
Is sinew a synonym for tendon, and if not what is the difference?