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Meaning of APONEUROSIS

Pronunciation:  `apunû'rowsis

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: [n]  any of the deeper and thicker fascia that attach muscles to bones; resemble flattened tendons
 
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 See Also: facia, fascia

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ap`o*neu*ro"sis\, n.; pl. {Aponeuroses}. [Gr. ?,
fr. ? to pass into a tendon; ? from + ? to strain the sinews,
? sinew, tendon, nerve.] (Anat.)
Any one of the thicker and denser of the deep fasci[ae] which
cover, invest, and the terminations and attachments of, many
muscles. They often differ from tendons only in being flat
and thin. See {Fascia}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A type of connective tissue which attaches muscle to other tissue types, including bone. Appears as flat, fibrous sheets.
 

 

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