HyperDic: smooth_muscle

English > 2 senses of the expression smooth muscle:
NOUNbodysmooth 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)
bodysmooth musclemuscle tissue that does not appear striated under the microscope
English > smooth muscle: 2 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA 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).
Synonyminvoluntary muscle
Narrowermusculus sphincter ani internusAn internal ring of smooth muscle formed by circular fibers of the rectum
myometriumThe smooth muscle forming the wall of the uterus
Broadermuscle, musculusOne of the contractile organs of the body
Spanishmúsculo involuntario
English > smooth muscle: 2 senses > noun 2, body
Meaningmuscle tissue that does not appear striated under the microscope; has the form of thin layers or sheets.
Partssmooth muscle cellcells of the smooth muscles
Broadermuscle, muscular tissueanimal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
Spanishmúsculo liso

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