aponeurosis

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

aponeurotic

play \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of 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

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

medical Definition of aponeurosis

plural aponeuroses play \-ˌsēz\
: any of the broad flat sheets of dense fibrous collagenous connective tissue that cover, invest, and form the terminations and attachments of various muscles

aponeurotic

play \-ˈrät-ik\ adjective

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