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galea aponeurotica

noun galea apo·neu·ro·ti·ca \-ˌap-ō-n(y)u̇-ˈrät-ik-ə\

Medical Definition of galea aponeurotica

  1. :  the aponeurosis underlying the scalp and linking the frontalis and occipitalis muscles—called also epicranial aponeurosis

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