Definition of panniculus carnosus in English:

panniculus carnosus

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • A thin layer of striated muscle in the superficial fascia of most mammals other than the higher primates.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From post-classical Latin panniculus carnosus (I. Berengario da Carpi Isagogae Breves sig. Aiiiiv) from post-classical Latin panniculus + classical Latin carnōsus.

Pronunciation

panniculus carnosus

/pəˌnɪkjʊləs kɑːˈnəʊsəs//pəˌnɪkjʊləs kɑːˈnəʊzəs/