- a layer of tissue, especially a subcutaneous layer of fat.
Origin of panniculus
Examples from the Web for panniculus
Historical Examples of panniculus
This elevation is produced by the fleshy portion of the panniculus.
As we pointed out above, there is also a panniculus muscle of the shoulder and one of the neck.
This latter part is considered by some writers as forming a portion of the panniculus muscle 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.