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muscle US English

A band or bundle of fibrous tissue in a human or animal body that has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body

muscle US Thesaurus

he had muscle but no brains

muscle up US English

Build up one’s muscles

muscle Mary US English

A homosexual man who has prominent, well-developed muscles

muscle-bound US English

Having well-developed or overdeveloped muscles

smooth muscle US English

Muscle tissue in which the contractile fibrils are not highly ordered, occurring in the gut and other internal organs and not under voluntary control

cardiac muscle US English

Another term for myocardium.

opponent muscle US English

Any of several muscles enabling the thumb to be moved toward a finger of the same hand

pectoral muscle US English

Each of the four large paired muscles that cover the front of the rib cage and serve to draw the forelimbs toward the chest

skeletal muscle US English

A muscle that is connected to the skeleton to form part of the mechanical system that moves the limbs and other parts of the body

striated muscle US English

Muscle tissue in which the contractile fibrils in the cells are aligned in parallel bundles, so that their different regions form stripes visible in a microscope. Muscles of this type are attached to the skeleton by tendons and are under voluntary control

extraocular muscle US English

Each of six small voluntary muscles controlling movement of the eyeball within the socket

muscle in/into US English

Force one’s way into (something), typically in order to gain an advantage

muscle dysmorphia US English

A psychological disorder marked by a negative body image and an obsessive desire to have a muscular physique

not move a muscle US English

Be completely motionless

muscle in/into in muscle US English

Force one’s way into (something), typically in order to gain an advantage

muscle up in muscle US English

Build up one’s muscles

muscleman US English

A large, strong man, especially one employed to protect someone or to intimidate people

muscle Marys in muscle Mary US English

A homosexual man who has prominent, well-developed muscles

outmuscle US English

Dominate or defeat by virtue of superior strength or force

muscle tone in tone US English

The normal level of firmness or slight contraction in a resting muscle

flexor US English

A muscle whose contraction bends a limb or other part of the body

flexor muscle in flexor US English

A muscle whose contraction bends a limb or other part of the body

soleus US English

A broad muscle in the lower calf, below the gastrocnemius, that flexes the foot to point the toes downward

soleus muscle in soleus US English

A broad muscle in the lower calf, below the gastrocnemius, that flexes the foot to point the toes downward

not move a muscle in muscle US English

Be completely motionless

abductor muscle in abductor US English

A muscle whose contraction moves a limb or part away from the midline of the body, or from another part

adductor US English

A muscle whose contraction moves a limb or other part of the body toward the midline of the body or toward another part

adductor muscle in adductor US English

A muscle whose contraction moves a limb or other part of the body toward the midline of the body or toward another part

ciliary body US English

The part of the eye that connects the iris to the choroid. It consists of the ciliary muscle (which alters the curvature of the lens), a series of radial ciliary processes (from which the lens is suspended by ligaments), and the ciliary ring (which adjoins the choroid)

cremaster US English

The muscle of the spermatic cord, by which the testicle can be partially raised

cremaster muscle in cremaster US English

The muscle of the spermatic cord, by which the testicle can be partially raised

deltoid US English

A deltoid muscle

depressor US English

A muscle whose contraction pulls down the part of the body to which it is attached

depressor muscle in depressor US English

A muscle whose contraction pulls down the part of the body to which it is attached

detrusor US English

A muscle that forms a layer of the wall of the bladder

detrusor muscle in detrusor US English

A muscle that forms a layer of the wall of the bladder

digastric US English

Each of a pair of muscles that run under the jaw and act to open it

digastric muscle in digastric US English

Each of a pair of muscles that run under the jaw and act to open it

dilator muscle in dilator US English

A muscle whose contraction dilates an organ or aperture, such as the pupil of the eye

extensor US English

A muscle whose contraction extends or straightens a limb or other part of the body

extensor muscle in extensor US English

A muscle whose contraction extends or straightens a limb or other part of the body

gluteus US English

Any of three muscles in each buttock that move the thigh, the largest of which is the gluteus maximus

gluteus muscle in gluteus US English

Any of three muscles in each buttock that move the thigh, the largest of which is the gluteus maximus

gracilis US English

A slender superficial muscle of the inner thigh

gracilis muscle in gracilis US English

A slender superficial muscle of the inner thigh

iliacus US English

A triangular muscle that passes from the pelvis through the groin on either side and, together with the psoas, flexes the hip

iliacus muscle in iliacus US English

A triangular muscle that passes from the pelvis through the groin on either side and, together with the psoas, flexes the hip

levator US English

A muscle whose contraction causes the raising of a part of the body


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