aponeurosis[ap′ō no̵̅o̅ rō′sis, -nyo̵̅o̅-; ap′ə-]
a fibrous membrane that covers certain muscles or connects them to their origins or insertions
Origin of aponeurosisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek aponeurōsis ; from apo-, from + neuron, nerve
A sheetlike fibrous membrane, resembling a flattened tendon, that serves as a fascia to bind muscles together or as a means of connecting muscle to bone.
Origin of aponeurosisGreek aponeurōsis, from aponeurousthai, to become tendinous : apo-, apo- + neuron, sinew; see (s)ne&schwa;u- in Indo-European roots.