from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A usually voluntary muscle made up of elongated, multinucleated, transversely striated muscle fibers, having principally bony attachments.
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- noun anatomy The
voluntary muscleof vertebrates, which is striated and anchored by tendonsto boneand is used to effect skeletal movement such as locomotion.
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- noun a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
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