The condition of being tender.
- pencil t. strictly localized t., elicited by pressure with the rubber tip of a pencil, e.g., in cases of incomplete or subperiosteal fracture.
- rebound t. t. felt when pressure, particularly pressure on the abdomen, is suddenly released.

* * *

ten·der·ness (tenґdər-nis) abnormal sensitiveness to touch or pressure.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tenderness — can mean:*a tendency to express warm, compassionate, or affectionate feelings *tenderness (medicine) pain or discomfort when an affected area is touchedOther* Tenderness (song), a song by General Public * Tenderness (film), a 2008 filmee… …   Wikipedia

  • Tenderness — Ten der*ness, n. The quality or state of being tender (in any sense of the adjective). [1913 Webster] Syn: Benignity; humanity; sensibility; benevolence; kindness; pity; clemency; mildness; mercy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenderness — index affection, affinity (regard), benevolence (disposition to do good), consideration (sympathetic regard) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tenderness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, great ▪ genuine, real, true ▪ surprising … OF TENDERNESS ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Tenderness — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Tenderness signifie tendresse en anglais. Cinéma et télévision Tenderness est un court métrage britannique réalisé par Charlotte Rayner en 2005.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tenderness — n. kindness, care 1) to show tenderness 2) tenderness towards * * * [ tendənɪs] [ kindness, care ] to show tenderness tenderness towards …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tenderness — noun 1) I felt an enormous tenderness for her Syn: affection, fondness, love, devotion, loving kindness, emotion, sentiment 2) with unexpected tenderness, he told her what had happened Syn: kindness, kindliness, kindheartedness …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • tenderness — noun a) a tendency to express warm, compassionate feelings When the lovers were together, their cold indifference gave way to love and tenderness. b) concern for the feelings or welfare of others …   Wiktionary

  • tenderness — noun 1. a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling (Freq. 3) • Derivationally related forms: ↑tender • Hypernyms: ↑affectionateness, ↑fondness, ↑lovingness, ↑warmth 2. a feeling of concern for the we …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenderness — Ⅰ. tender [1] ► ADJECTIVE (tenderer, tenderest) 1) gentle and sympathetic. 2) (of food) easy to cut or chew. 3) (of a part of the body) sensitive. 4) young and vulnerable. 5) requi …   English terms dictionary

  • tenderness — noun see tender I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”