Definition of Musculature

1. Noun. The muscular system of an organism.

Exact synonyms: Muscle System, Muscular Structure
Generic synonyms: System
Terms within: Muscle, Muscular Tissue, Ligament, Sinew, Tendon
Specialized synonyms: Diaphragm, Midriff, Esophagus, Gorge, Gullet, Oesophagus
Group relationships: Musculoskeletal System

Definition of Musculature

1. n. Musculation.

Definition of Musculature

1. Noun. The collection of all muscles in a single body or in a single organ ¹

2. Noun. The structural configuration of muscle in a body or organ ¹

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Definition of Musculature

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Medical Definition of Musculature

1. The muscular apparatus of the body or of any part of it. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculature

muscular trophoneurosis
muscular tunic of gallbladder
muscular tunics
muscularis mucosae
musculature (current term)
musculi abdominis
musculi arrectores pilorum
musculi bulbi
musculi capitis
musculi coccygei
musculi colli
musculi dorsi
musculi faciales
musculi infrahyoidei
musculi interossei
musculi interossei dorsalis manus

Literary usage of Musculature

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1891)
"The body musculature also is by no means so uniform throughout the race as to ... The sequence of layers in the dermal musculature of the Trematoda is as ..."

2. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"The purpose of the present work is to study the effect of these agents upon the various kinds of musculature found in the auricle. ..."

3. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1896)
"The Body musculature. The special development of the body musculature of the ... .Regarding the musculature and the skeleton alone, the Echino- derms may be ..."

4. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1907)
"The musculature of the Auricles and Ventricles. —Embryologically the four- chambered heart is ... The forming the deeper strata of the heart's musculature. ..."

5. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"Tin- primitive segments of the mandibles are in the same way concerned in the formation of musculature, but those of the maxillary segment have, ..."

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