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