Definition of musculature in English:


Line breaks: mus¦cu|la¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌskjʊlətʃə


[mass noun]
  • The system or arrangement of muscles in a body, part of the body, or an organ: the shape and musculature of a dolphin the speech musculature
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    • 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.


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

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