HyperDic: skeletal_muscle

English > 1 sense of the expression skeletal muscle:
NOUNbodyskeletal muscle, striated musclea muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton
English > skeletal muscle: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes.
Synonymstriated muscle
PartsheadThat part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
striated muscle cell, striated muscle fiberAn elongated contractile cell in striated muscle tissue
Narrowerabdominal, abdominal muscle, abThe muscles of the abdomen
abductor, abductor muscleA muscle that draws a body part away from the median line
adductor, adductor muscleA muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
anconeous muscle, musculus anconeusThe muscle that extends the forearm and abducts the ulna in pronation of the wrist
articular muscleA muscle that inserts directly onto the capsule of a joint
axial muscleA skeletal muscle of the trunk or head
bicepsAny skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm)
calf, suraThe muscular back part of the shank
deltoid, deltoid muscle, musculus deltoideusA large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
depressor, depressor muscleAny skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
extensor muscle, extensorA skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
facial muscleAny of the skeletal muscles of the face
flexor muscle, flexorA skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
gastrocnemius, gastrocnemius muscleThe muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf
gluteus, gluteus muscle, gluteal muscle, gluteAny one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
intercostal, intercostal muscle, musculus intercostalismuscles between the ribs
latissimus dorsi, latA broad flat muscle on either side of the back
musculus sphincter ani externusAn external ring of striated muscle surrounding the anus
pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis, musculus pectoralis, pecsEither of two large muscles of the chest
peroneusmuscle of the lower leg that is involved in moving the foot
psoasEither of two muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that flex the trunk and rotate the thigh
pterygoid musclemuscle descending from the sphenoid bone to the lower jaw
rhomboid, rhomboid muscleAny of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade
sartorius, sartorius muscle, musculus sartoriusA muscle in the thigh that helps to rotate the leg into the sitting position assumed by a tailor
scalenus, scalene muscle, musculus scalenusAny of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib
serratus, serratus musclesAny of several muscles of the trunk
soleus, soleus muscleA broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle
splenius, splenius muscleEither of two flat muscles that extend from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull and serve to rotate or flex or extend the head and neck
sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle, sternocleido mastoideus, musculus sternocleidomastoideusOne of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone
temporalis muscle, temporal muscle, temporalis, musculus temporalismuscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible
teres, teres muscleEither of two muscles in the shoulder region that move the shoulders and arms
tibialis, tibialis muscle, musculus tibialisEither of two skeletal muscle in each leg arising from the tibia
trapezius, trapezius muscle, cowl muscle, musculus trapeziusEither of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms
tricepsAny skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii)
voluntary musclestriated muscle that can be controlled voluntarily
Broadermuscle, musculusOne of the contractile organs of the body
Spanishmúsculo esquelético, músculo estriado
Catalanmúscul esquelètic

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