- a layer of tissue, especially a subcutaneous layer of fat.
Origin of panniculus
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Examples from the Web for panniculus
This elevation is produced by the fleshy portion of the panniculus.
This latter part is considered by some writers as forming a portion of the panniculus muscle of the neck.
As we pointed out above, there is also a panniculus muscle of the shoulder and one of the neck.
In this family and in the tenrec most of the species are protected by spines implanted in the skin-muscle, or panniculus carnosus.
Now, some persons can move the skin of their hairy heads; and is this not effected by the panniculus?More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
- A sheet or layer of tissue.
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