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Medical Term:

tendinous arch


  1. a white, fibrous band attached to bone and/or muscle, arching over and thus protecting neurovascular elements passing beneath it from injurious compression;
  2. a linear thickening of the deep fascia of a muscle that provides attachment for ligaments and/or muscle fibers.

Synonym(s): arcus tendineusTA

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