HyperDic: musculus

English > 1 sense of the word musculus:
NOUNbodymusculus, muscleone of the contractile organs of the body
English > musculus: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningOne of the contractile organs of the body.
Partsmuscle cell, muscle fiber, muscle fibreAn elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body
Narrowerantagonistic muscle(physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another
levatorA muscle that serves to lift some body part (as the eyelid or lip)
ocular muscle, eye muscleOne of the small muscles of the eye that serve to rotate the eyeball
pronatorA muscle that produces or assists in pronation
rectusAny of various straight muscles
skeletal muscle, striated muscleA muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton
smooth muscle, involuntary muscleA muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)
sphincter, anatomical sphincter, sphincter muscleA ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
supinatorA muscle (especially in the forearm) that produces or assists in supination
tensorAny of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firm
Broadercontractile organ, contractorA bodily organ that contracts

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