panniculus carnosus

noun

panniculus car·​no·​sus -kär-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce panniculus carnosus (audio)
: a thin sheet of striated muscle lying within or just beneath the superficial fascia, serving to produce local movement of the skin, and well developed in many lower mammals but in humans represented primarily by the platysma

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“Panniculus carnosus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/panniculus%20carnosus. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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