from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flattened fibrous membrane, similar to a tendon, that binds muscles together or connects them other body parts like skin or bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of the thicker and denser of the deep fasciæ which cover, invest, and the terminations and attachments of, many muscles. They often differ from tendons only in being flat and thin. See fascia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, any fascia or fascial structure; especially, the tendon of a muscle when broad, thin, flat, and of a glistening whitish color, or the expansion of a tendon covering more or less of the muscle, or a broad, thin, whitish ligament.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the deeper and thicker fascia that attach muscles to bones; resemble flattened tendons
Greek aponeurōsis, from aponeurousthai, to become tendinous : apo-, apo- + neuron, sinew; see (s)neəu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)