articular muscle

n.

A muscle that inserts directly into the capsule of a joint, acting to retract the capsule in certain movements.

Nearby words

  1. articular cartilage,
  2. articular chondrocalcinosis,
  3. articular corpuscle,
  4. articular disk,
  5. articular lamella,
  6. articular muscle of elbow,
  7. articular muscle of knee,
  8. articular nerve,
  9. articularly,
  10. articulate


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