- a whitish, fibrous membrane that connects a muscle to a bone or fascia.
Origin of aponeurosis
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Examples from the Web for aponeurosis
It is covered by an aponeurosis, and in part by the great gluteal.
In the pig, and especially in the horse, it passes further upwards, to arise from the aponeurosis of the coccygeal muscles.
Fibers attach to the dorsal and ventral side of the aponeurosis.
The aponeurosis crosses the medial side of the insertion of M. pterygoideus dorsalis medialis.
Part of the aponeurosis becomes tendonlike in the middle of M. pterygoideus ventralis and separates its two divisions.
- anatomy a white fibrous sheet of tissue by which certain muscles are attached to bones
C17: via New Latin from Greek, from aponeurousthai to change into a tendon, from neuron tendon
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Word Origin and History for aponeurosis
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- A sheetlike fibrous membrane resembling a flattened tendon that serves as a fascia to bind muscles together or to connect muscle to bone.
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