aponeurosis

noun
apo·​neu·​ro·​sis | \ ˌa-pə-nu̇-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce aponeurosis (audio) , -nyu̇- \

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

Other Words from aponeurosis

aponeurotic \ ˌa-​pə-​nu-​ˈrä-​tik How to pronounce aponeurotic (audio) , -​nyu̇-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of aponeurosis

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aponeurosis

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

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“Aponeurosis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aponeurosis. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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aponeurosis

noun
apo·​neu·​ro·​sis | \ ˌap-ə-n(y)u̇-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce aponeurosis (audio) \
plural aponeuroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce aponeuroses (audio) \

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

Other Words from aponeurosis

aponeurotic \ -​ˈrät-​ik How to pronounce aponeurotic (audio) \ adjective

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