aponeurosis /ˌapənjʊˈrəʊsɪs/

a

I. noun


[Anatomy] a sheet of pearly white fibrous tissue which takes the place of a tendon in sheet-like muscles having a wide area of attachment.
II. derivatives

aponeurotic
adjective


– origin late 17th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek aponeurōsis, from apo ‘off, away’ + neuron ‘sinew’ + -osis.

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