aponeurosis

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ap·o·neu·ro·sis

 (ăp′ə-no͝o-rō′sĭs, -nyo͝o-)
n. pl. ap·o·neu·ro·ses (-sēz′)
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.

[Greek aponeurōsis, from aponeurousthai, to become tendinous : apo-, apo- + neuron, sinew; see (s)neəu- in Indo-European roots.]

ap′o·neu·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.

aponeurosis

(ˌæpənjʊəˈrəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy a white fibrous sheet of tissue by which certain muscles are attached to bones
[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from aponeurousthai to change into a tendon, from neuron tendon]
aponeurotic adj

ap•o•neu•ro•sis

(ˌæp ə nʊˈroʊ sɪs, -nyʊ-)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
a flat sheet of connective tissue that connects some muscles to bones.
[1670–80; < Greek aponeúrōsis]
ap`o•neu•rot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aponeurosis - any of the deeper and thicker fascia that attach muscles to bones; resemble flattened tendons
facia, fascia - a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
Translations

ap·o·neu·ro·sis

n. aponeurosis, membrana que cubre los músculos.
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The anterior part of epicranial aponeurosis and its downward extension into the temple were exposed.
4) This group can act as muscular insertion points, such as the epicranial aponeurosis, and as joint linkages and tendinous arches ultimately providing proprioceptive information when tension is exerted.