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panniculus

 [pah-nik´u-lus] (L.)
a layer of membrane.
panniculus adipo´sus the subcutaneous fat; a layer of fat underlying the corium.
panniculus carno´sus a muscular layer in the superficial fascia, well developed in certain animals; represented in humans mainly by the platysma.

lay·er

(lā'ĕr), [TA]
A sheet of one substance's lying on another and distinguishable from it by a difference in texture or color or by not being continuous with it.
See also: stratum, lamina.
Synonym(s): panniculus

panniculus

/pan·nic·u·lus/ (pah-nik´u-lus) pl. panni´culi   [L.] a layer of membrane.
panniculus adipo´sus  the subcutaneous fat: a layer of fat underlying the dermis.

panniculus

[pənik′yələs] pl. panniculi
Etymology: L, small garment
a membranous layer; the many sheets of fascia covering various structures in the body.

pan·nic·u·lus

, pl. panniculi (pă-nik'yū-lŭs, -lī) [TA]
A sheet or layer of tissue.
[L. dim. of pannus, cloth]

panniculus

pl. panniculi [L.] a layer of membrane.

panniculus adiposus
the subcutaneous fat; a layer of fat underlying the corium, well developed in pigs and marine mammals.
panniculus carnosus
a muscular layer in the superficial fascia of most quadripedal mammals; it includes the cutaneous trunci.
panniculus muscle
see panniculus carnosus (above).
panniculus reflex
a quick twitch of the subcutaneous muscle along the back in response to a pinprick in the thoracolumbar area. Absence of the reflex is important in helping to localize the location of a lesion in the spinal cord.