aponeurosis

play
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

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


Medical Dictionary

aponeurosis

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

Medical Definition of aponeurosis

plural

aponeuroses

\-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

aponeurotic

\-ˈrät-ik\play adjective

Learn More about aponeurosis


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up aponeurosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

lacking social experience or grace

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!