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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgical incision of a muscle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Dissection of muscles; muscular anatomy.
  • noun A surgical operation consisting in the division of muscle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The dissection, or that part of anatomy which treats of the dissection, of muscles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun surgery The surgical procedure of cutting or making an incision in a muscle or muscular organ.
  • noun dated An anatomical dissection of a body, especially one used for instructional purposes.

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

  • noun surgical incision or division of a muscle

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