panniculus carnosus


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Related to panniculus carnosus: panniculus adiposus, panniculus muscle

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.

pan·nic·u·lus car·no·'sus

the skeletal muscle layer in the superficial fascia represented in humans by the platysma muscle; it is much more extensive in lower mammals.

panniculus carnosus

The thin layer of muscle tissue in the superficial fascia of mammals.
See: platysma myoides
See also: panniculus

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.