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plantar aponeurosis


Definition: the thick, central portion of the fascia investing the plantar muscles; it radiates toward the toes from the medial process of the calcaneal tuberosity and provides some attachment for the short flexor muscle of the toes.

Synonym(s): aponeurosis plantarisTA

See Also: plantar fascia

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