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aponeurosis

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noun apo·neu·ro·sis \ˌa-pə-nu̇-ˈrō-səs, -nyu̇-\

Definition of aponeurosis

  1. :  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·icplay \-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


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aponeurosis

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noun apo·neu·ro·sis \ˌap-ə-n(y)u̇-ˈrō-səs\

Medical Definition of aponeurosis

plural apo·neu·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  any of the broad flat sheets of dense fibrous collagenous connective tissue that cover, invest, and form the terminations and attachments of various muscles

  2. apo·neu·rot·ic \-ˈrät-ik\play adjective




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