Medical Definition of Panniculus

1. A sheet or layer of tissue. Origin: L. Dim. Of pannus, cloth Panniculus adiposus, the superficial fascia which contains an abundance of fat deposit in its areolar substance. Panniculus carnosus, the skeletal muscle layer in the superficial fascia represented in humans by the platysma muscle; it is much more extensive in lower mammals. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Panniculus

panner disease
panners
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panneuritis
panneuritis endemica
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pannicular hernia
panniculectomy
panniculitis
panniculus (current term)
panniculus carnosus muscle
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