Achilles bursa A·chil·les bursa (ə-kĭl’ēz)
The bursa between the Achilles tendon and the upper part of the posterior surface of the calcaneus.
- Achilles heel
a portion, spot, area, or the like, that is especially or solely vulnerable: His Achilles heel is his quick temper. Contemporary Examples Signatures will not be his Achilles heel—he knows well how the game is played in this city. Rahm’s Rough Road Ahead John Conroy September 8, 2010 But it also represents the Achilles heel […]
- Achilles jerk
a downward reflex action of the foot when the Achilles tendon is tapped, caused by contraction of the calf muscles.
- Achilles reflex
. Achilles reflex n. A reflex bending of the foot resulting from contraction of the calf muscles when the Achilles tendon is sharply struck. Also called Achilles jerk, Achilles tendon reflex, ankle reflex, triceps surae reflex.
- Achilles tendon
the tendon joining the calf muscles to the heel bone. Contemporary Examples A second doctor suggested it might be possible to extend his Achilles tendon. The Fall and Rise of Skateboarder Danny Renaud Michael Daly August 20, 2013 Historical Examples Achilles tendon, the great tendon of the heel, where Achilles was vulnerable. The Nuttall Encyclopaedia […]