Definition of Muscular tissue
1. Noun. Animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells.
Generic synonyms: Animal Tissue
Specialized synonyms: Striated Muscle Tissue, Cardiac Muscle, Heart Muscle, Smooth Muscle
Group relationships: Muscle System, Muscular Structure, Musculature
Examples of category: Tone, Tonicity, Tonus
Derivative terms: Muscular
Medical Definition of Muscular tissue
1. A tissue characterised by the ability to contract upon stimulation; its three varieties are skeletal, cardiac, and smooth. See: muscle. Synonym: flesh. (05 Mar 2000)
Muscular Tissue Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Muscular Tissue Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Muscular Tissue
Literary usage of Muscular tissue
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Cardiac muscular tissue.—The fibres of the heart differ very remarkably from those of other striped muscles. They are smaller by one-third..and their ..."
2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"This, in vertebrates at all events, rarely occurs in isolated masses or muscles, as does striated muscular tissue, but is usually found taking part in the ..."