Aponeurosis meaning

ăp'ə-no͝o-rō'sĭs, -nyo͝o-
A fibrous membrane that covers certain muscles or connects them to their origins or insertions.
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(anatomy) A flattened fibrous membrane, similar to a tendon, that binds muscles together or connects them to other body parts like skin or bone.
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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.
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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.
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Origin of aponeurosis

  • Greek aponeurōsis from aponeurousthai to become tendinous apo- apo- neuron sinew (s)neəu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition