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Tendon vs. Aponeurosis

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Main Difference

The main difference between Tendon and Aponeurosis is that the Tendon is a type of tissue that connects muscle to bone and Aponeurosis is a sheet of pearly-white fibrous tissue that attaches sheet-like muscles needing a wide area of attachment.

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  • Tendon (noun)

    A tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.

  • Tendon (noun)

    A wire or bar used to strengthen prestressed concrete.

  • Aponeurosis (noun)

    A flattened fibrous membrane, similar to a tendon, that binds muscles together or connects them to other body parts like skin or bone.

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  • Tendon (noun)

    A tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a sinew.

  • Aponeurosis (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Tendon (noun)

    a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment

  • Aponeurosis (noun)

    any of the deeper and thicker fascia that attach muscles to bones; resemble flattened tendons

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