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Relating to an aponeurosis.
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Relating to an aponeurosis.
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(ap?o-noo-ro'sis) plural.aponeuroses [ apo- + neurosis]
A flat, fibrous sheet of connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone or other tissues; may sometimes serve as a fascia. aponeurotic (-rot'ik), adjective

epicranial aponeurosis

The fibrous membrane connecting the occipital and frontal muscles over the top of the skull. Synonym: galea aponeurotica

lingual aponeurosis

Connective tissue sheet of the tongue to which lingual muscles attach.

palatine aponeurosis

Connective tissue sheet of the soft palate to which palatal muscles attach.

pharyngeal aponeurosis

The sheet of connective tissue lying between the mucosal and muscular layers of the pharyngeal wall. Synonym: pharyngobasilar fascia

plantar aponeurosis

The sheet of connective tissue investing the muscles of the sole of the foot. Synonym: plantar fascia
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Granulation tissue consisting of adult fibroblasts, neovascularization, dense collagenous tissue and a moderate polymorphonuclear neutrophil infiltrate was observed at the aponeurotic lesion.
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