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aponeurosis

 [ap″o-noo͡-ro´sis] (pl. aponeuro´ses)
a sheetlike tendinous expansion, mainly serving to connect a muscle with the parts it moves. adj., adj aponeurot´ic.
 Palmar aponeurosis. A fifth longitudinal band, radiating toward the base of the thumb, is sometimes present. From Dorland's, 2000.

ap·o·neu·ro·sis

, pl.

ap·o·neu·ro·ses

(ap'ō-nū-rō'sis, -sēz), [TA]
A fibrous sheet or flat, expanded tendon, giving attachment to muscular fibers and serving as the means of proximal or distal attachment (origin or insertion) of a flat muscle; it sometimes also performs the functions of a fascia for other muscles.
[G. the end of the muscle where it becomes tendon, fr. apo, from, + neuron, sinew]

aponeurosis

(ăp′ə-no͝o-rō′sĭs, -nyo͝o-)
n. pl. aponeuro·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.

ap′o·neu·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.

aponeurosis

Anatomy A flat sheet of fibrotendinous tissue which forms the site of attachment of flat muscles or corresponds to a zone of separation of flat muscles. See Bicipital aponeurosis, Plantar aponeurosis.

ap·o·neu·ro·sis

, pl. aponeuroses (ap'ō-nūr-ō'sis, -sēz) [TA]
A fibrous sheet or flat, expanded tendon, giving attachment to muscular fibers and serving as the means of origin or insertion of a flat muscle; it sometimes also performs the functions of a fascia for other muscles.
[G. the end of the muscle where it becomes tendon, fr. apo, from, + neuron, sinew]

aponeurosis

A thin flat sheet of tendinous tissue which covers a muscle or by which broad, flat muscles are connected to bone.