- of or relating to muscle or the muscles: muscular strain.
- dependent on or affected by the muscles: muscular strength.
- having well-developed muscles; brawny.
- vigorously and forcefully expressed, executed, performed, etc., as if by the use of a great deal of muscular power: a muscular response to terrorism.
- broad and energetic, especially with the implication that subtlety and grace are lacking: a muscular style.
- reflected in physical activity and work: a muscular religion.
- Informal. having or showing power; powerful: a muscular vehicle.
Origin of muscular
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Examples from the Web for intermuscular
For each myotome there is a single nerve, which enters, as in the case of other fishes, the intermuscular septum.
In the anterior part of the trunk the ribs pass outwards along the intermuscular septa till they reach the epidermis.
They were obtained from the brain, liver, and intermuscular substance of a pig fed with proglottides about thirty days previously.
The directions in which they proceed are in the course of the intermuscular connective tissues.
Associated with the ribs are a second series of rib-like bones, the intermuscular bones.The Vertebrate Skeleton
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- having well-developed muscles; brawny
- of, relating to, or consisting of muscle
Word Origin and History for intermuscular
1680s, "pertaining to muscles," from Latin musculus (see muscle (n.)) + -ar. Earlier in same sense was musculous (early 15c.). Meaning "having well-developed muscles" is from 1736. Muscular Christianity (1857) is originally in reference to philosophy of Anglican clergyman and novelist Charles Kingsley (1819-1875). Muscular dystrophy attested from 1886.
- Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle.
- Having or characterized by well-developed muscles.