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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or affecting both nerves and muscles.
  • adj. Having the characteristics of both nervous and muscular tissue.

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  • adj. Pertaining to the voluntary or reflexive control of muscles by nerves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nervomuscular.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to nerve and to muscle; especially, resembling or partaking of the nature both of nervous and of muscular tissue; having a character intermediate between that of muscle and that of nerve; representing or physiologically acting both as a nerve and as a muscle: as, the neuromuscular cells of the freshwater polyp (Hydra).

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  • adj. affecting or characteristic of both neural and muscular tissue


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neuro- +‎ muscular


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