Definition of Muscular tissue

1. Noun. Animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells.

Exact synonyms: Muscle
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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Muscular Tissue

muscular incompetence
muscular insufficiency
muscular lacuna
muscular layer of mucosa
muscular movement
muscular part of interventricular septum of heart
muscular process of arytenoid cartilage
muscular pulley
muscular reflex
muscular rheumatism
muscular sense
muscular structure
muscular substance of prostate
muscular system
muscular tissue (current term)
muscular tonus
muscular triangle
muscular trophoneurosis
muscular tunic of gallbladder
muscular tunics
muscularis mucosae

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 ..."

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