- a whitish, fibrous membrane that connects a muscle to a bone or fascia.
Origin of aponeurosis
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Historical Examples of aponeurotic
In one leg, the posterior edge of the origin is aponeurotic.
In one leg (Fig. 20H), the posteroproximal corner of the muscle is aponeurotic.
The origin is aponeurotic in the preacetabular region but fleshy in the postacetabular region.
The distal part of the muscle is aponeurotic and joins with the femorotibialis muscles in the formation of the patellar tendon.
Anterior to the acetabulum the origin is aponeurotic, and the edge of this aponeurosis passes over the proximal end of the femur.
- anatomy a white fibrous sheet of tissue by which certain muscles are attached to bones
Word Origin for aponeurosis
- A sheetlike fibrous membrane resembling a flattened tendon that serves as a fascia to bind muscles together or to connect muscle to bone.