SYN: layer. [L. dim. of pannus, cloth]
- p. adiposus [TA] SYN: fatty layer of subcutaneous tissue.
- p. adiposus telae subcutaneae abdominis [TA] SYN: fatty layer of subcutaneous tissue of abdomen.
- p. carnosus the skeletal muscle layer in the superficial fascia represented in humans by the platysma muscle; it is much more extensive in lower mammals.

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pan·nic·u·lus pə-'nik-yə-ləs n, pl -u·li -yə-.lī a sheet or layer of tissue esp PANNICULUS ADIPOSUS

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a membranous sheet of tissue. For example, the panniculus adiposus is the fatty layer of tissue underlying the skin.

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pan·nic·u·lus (pə-nikґu-ləs) gen. and pl. panniґculi [L., dim. of pannus cloth] a thin layer.

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