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  • 1 Achilles heel

    Achilles heel Achil∙les heel noun [sing.] • a weak point or fault in sbˈs character, which can be attacked by other people • 致命弱点;致命的缺陷 【ORIGIN】Named after the Greek hero Achilles. When he was a small child, his mother held him below the surface of the river Styx to protect him against any injury. She held him by his heel, which therefore was not touched by the water. Achilles died after being wounded by an arrow in the heel. • 源自希腊英雄阿喀琉斯(Achilles)的故事。传说他年幼时,母亲把他浸在斯提克斯冥河中,使他刀枪不入。由于母亲提着他的脚踵,因此他的脚踵没有沾上河水。后来他因脚踵中箭身亡。
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  • 2 achilles tendon

    Achilles tendon Aˌchil∙les ˈten∙don (also Achil∙les) noun • the tendon that connects the muscles at the back of the lower part of the leg to the heel • 跟腱
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  • Achilles heel — Achil′les (or Achil′les ) heel′ n. a vulnerable point • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Achilles tendon — Achil′les (or Achil′les ) ten′don n. anat. the tendon joining the calf muscles to the heel bone • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • Achillessehne — Achil|les|seh|ne 〈[ axı̣l ] f. 19; Anat.〉 Sehne, die die Wadenmuskeln mit dem hinteren Rand des Fersenbeins verbindet * * * Achịl|les|seh|ne, die; , n [analog zu ↑ Achillesferse] (Anat.): Sehne, die zwischen Fersenbein und Wadenmuskel verläuft.… …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Achilles bursa jerk (reflex) tendon — Achil·les bur·sa, jerk (reflex), tendon (ə kilґēz) [Gr. Achilleus Greek hero, whose mother held him by the heel to dip him in the Styx] see bursa tendinis calcanei, triceps surae jerk, under jerk, and tendo calcaneus …   Medical dictionary

  • achillotomy — achil·lot·o·my (ak″ĭ lotґə me) achillotenotomy …   Medical dictionary

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