aponeurosis


apo·neu·ro·sis

noun \ˌa-pə-n-ˈrō-səs, -ny-\

Definition of APONEUROSIS

:  a broad flat sheet of dense fibrous collagenous connective tissue that covers, invests, and forms the terminations and attachments of various muscles
apo·neu·rot·ic \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

Origin of APONEUROSIS

New Latin, from Greek aponeurōsis, from aponeurousthai to pass into a tendon, from apo- + neuron sinew — more at nerve
First Known Use: 1676

apo·neu·ro·sis

noun \ˌap-ə-n(y)-ˈrō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural apo·neu·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of APONEUROSIS

: any of the broad flat sheets of dense fibrous collagenous connective tissue that cover, invest, and form the terminations and attachments of various muscles
apo·neu·rot·ic \-ˈrät-ik\ adjective

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