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from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun one of the contractile organs of the body

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