from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pl. musculi (-lī). In anatomy, a muscle.
  • n. [capitalized] In zoology:
  • n. A genus of mice, of which Mus musculus is the type: same as Mus.
  • n. A term in use among the conchologists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries for various bivalve shells, as Panopæa, Unionidæ, Cyrenidæ. Mytilidæ, etc.
  • n. A genus of brachiopods of the family Terebratulidæ.

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  • n. one of the contractile organs of the body


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  • [13] also appears to have recognised these muscles, which he called the musculus cruciatus prothoracis.

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  • One behavioral ecologist who has done some very interesting work with Mus musculus is Wayne Potts, at the University of Utah.

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  • This idea was passed on to the ancient Romans, who coined the word musculus, "little mouse."


  • Hence the muscle which everts the lower lip has been called the musculus superbus.

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  • Among the completely sequenced bilaterian genomes, only the vertebrates have a higher number of SOX genes (e.g., 20 genes in H. sapiens and M. musculus, 24 genes in F. rubripes).

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  • It includes plants and animal species truly exotic to most regions of the Arctic and subarctic, such as the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), house mouse (Mus musculus), and Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) that have inadvertently been introduced by humans.

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  • Here we show that house mice Mus musculus domesticus on Madeira have an unexpected chromosomal diversity, the evolution of which is independent of adaptive processes, relying instead on geographic isolation and genetic drift. harold

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  • House mice (Mus musculus domesticus) in Tunisia consists of two races, one carries the 40-acrocentric standard karyotypes and the other one is a robertsonian race (2n=22) homozygous for nine centric fusions (Rb).

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  • In addition, recent observations indicate the arrival of the mouse, Mus musculus.

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  • And those of the soft palate are the levator veli palatini, palatoglossus, palatopharyngeus, tensor veli palatini and musculus uvulae.

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