This is the context:
You know cardiac muscle cells are small cells relative to skeletal muscle cells, but unlike skeletal muscle cells that are arranged in parallel and their contraction is dissipated onto a tendon to bring about movement at a joint , cardiac muscle cells aligned end-to-end.
I've googled it, but it didn't make sense
to (cause to) gradually disappear or waste
● Can anyone change it into an easier text?
● What does dissipated mean?
● What does end-to-end mean?
● I wonder whether skeletal muscle contraction is disappeared onto a tendon or not.
● Is there an another scientific word for dissipated?
& apparently, I think end-to-end here means that cardiac muscle cells join strongly to each other, but actually this is not a specific definition, I suppose.