aponeurosis [ap′ō no̵̅o̅ rō′sis, -nyo̵̅o̅-; ap′ə-]
aponeurosis definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. aponeuroses
a fibrous membrane that covers certain muscles or connects them to their origins or insertions
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek aponeurōsis ; from apo-, from plush neuron, nerve
aponeurosis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. ap·o·neu·ro·ses
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: Greek aponeurōsis, from aponeurousthai, to become tendinous : apo-, apo- + neuron, sinew; see (s)neəu- in Indo-European roots.
- apˌo·neu·rotˈic adjective
aponeurosis - Medical Definition
A sheetlike fibrous membrane resembling a flattened tendon that serves as a fascia to bind muscles together or to connect muscle to bone.