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myology

Syllabification: my·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /mīˈäləjē
 
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Definition of myology in English:

noun

The study of the structure, arrangement, and action of muscles.
Example sentences
  • That finding is consistent with the distinctive osteology and myology of their hindlimbs and with their hunting behavior.
  • These differences have been attributed to differences among taxa in cranial development and myology and have had a profound effect on the mechanics of jaw protrusion in sharks.
  • As this paper shows, Berger was willing to pursue detailed anatomy - particularly myology - to an extent that few academics would even consider today; and, even if they did, no one would fund it.

Derivatives

myological

1
Pronunciation: /ˌmīəˈläjikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • A beautiful and highly accurate series of drawings concentrate on the mechanics of the osteological and myological systems.
  • Just place the genie in the CD player and every anatomical, physiological, myological, and educational need should be satisfied.
  • Whereas man's osteological structure can be and was taught from a skeleton, man's myological structure could be understood only as an integration of muscle with bone.

myologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Thus, although I started as a myologist, my studies of mitochondrial diseases have taken me back to the brain.
  • Many orofacial myologists believe that a tongue thrust may result in an anterior open bite, deformation of the jaws, an abnormal function.
  • The certified orofacial myologist has been trained in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of tongue thrust and its related problems.

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