from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The system or arrangement of muscles in a body or a body part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The collection of all muscles in a single body or in a single organ
  • n. The structural configuration of muscle in a body or organ

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The muscular system of an animal, or of any of its parts; musculation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The furnishing or providing of a living organism with muscles, or the method or means by which muscles are formed; also, the muscular tissue, system, or apparatus itself, considered with reference to its origin, development, and subsequent disposition; musculation.
  • n. Synonyms See musculation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the muscular system of an organism


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from Latin mūsculus, muscle; see muscle.


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