Definition of musculature in English:

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musculature

Pronunciation: /ˈməskyələCHər/
/ˈməskyələˌCHo͝or/

noun

The system or arrangement of muscles in a body, a part of the body, or an organ.
Example sentences
  • Cranial nerve musculature is less involved, and ophthalmoplegia is rare.
  • The posterior musculature consists of six muscles in two groups, superficial and deep.
  • We now know that the actions of the specialized musculature of the lower esophageal sphincter provide the chief barrier to reflux.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, from Latin musculus (see muscle).

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