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ap·o·neu·ro·sis  audio  (p-n-rss, -ny-) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. ap·o·neu·ro·ses  (-sz) KEY 
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.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek aponeursis, from aponeurousthai, to become tendinous : apo-, apo- + neuron, sinew; see (s)neu- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
apo·neu·rotic  (-rtk) KEY (Adjective)


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