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Tendinous arch

tendinous arch
A white, fibrous band attached to bone and/or muscle, arching over and thus protecting neurovascular elements passing beneath it from injurious compression, a linear thickening of the deep fascia of a muscle which provides attachment for ligaments and/or muscle fibres.
Synonym: arcus tendineus.


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