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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

ap·o·neu·ro·sis

n. aponeurosis, membrana que cubre los músculos.
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Reviewing the management more closely, the general surgical approach typically involves a dorsal-ulnar skin incision, dissection which protects the branches of the radial sensory nerve, and making a longitudinal incision over the adductor aponeurosis and the MCP joint capsule.
Desmoid tumors constitute a less aggressive form of fibromatosis, originating from muscle and aponeurosis. The term desmoid was coined by Muller in 1838 and is derived from the Greek word desmos, which means tendon-like.
The long tendon crosses the flexor retinaculum and becomes incorporated into palmar aponeurosis (1,2).
Between August 2012 and August 2016, 102 mild-to-moderate blepharoptosis patients (174 eyelids) received the modified levator aponeurosis shortening surgeries in our department.
(7,8) Although the pathogenesis has not been elucidated, high estrogen levels are theorized to cause weakening of the coelomic muscles by inducing thinning of the aponeurosis at the ventral midline or separation between muscle fibers, resulting in a potbellied or pseudohernia appearance.
The distance between the subcutaneous adipose tissue-muscle interface and the deep aponeurosis of the vastus lateralis was accepted as the vastus lateralis muscle thickness.
The lesion was localized between the subcutaneous fascia and aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle (Figure 1).
(2005), who reported a correlation between tendon (aponeurosis) stiffness and jumping height in SJ, CMJ, respectively.
Franz Enzinger in 1965 as a sarcoma with a distinct morphological pattern arising from the tendons and aponeurosis of extremities (1).
Then, the probe was moved anterolaterally in order to visualize the anterolateral margin of the QL and the aponeurosis of the two abdominal wall muscles (IO: internal oblique muscle; TA: transversus abdominis muscle).
The main pathogenesis mechanism of blepharoptosis is involutional changes at the levator aponeurosis [10].