A type of connective tissue which attaches muscle to other tissue types, including bone. Appears as flat, fibrous sheets.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Ap`o*neu*ro"sis (#), n.; pl. Aponeuroses (#). [Gr. , fr. to pass into a tendon; from + to strain the sinews, sinew, tendon, nerve.] Anat.

Any one of the thicker and denser of the deep fasciae which cover, invest, and the terminations and attachments of, many muscles. They often differ from tendons only in being flat and thin. See Fascia.


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