muscular

[ muhs-kyuh-ler ]
/ ˈmʌs kyə lər /
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adjective

Origin of muscular

1675–85; < Latin mūscul(us) muscle + -ar1
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British Dictionary definitions for intermuscular

muscular

/ (ˈmʌskjʊlə) /

adjective

having well-developed muscles; brawny
of, relating to, or consisting of muscle
Derived Formsmuscularity (ˌmʌskjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nounmuscularly, adverb

Word Origin for muscular

C17: from New Latin muscularis, from musculus muscle
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Word Origin and History for intermuscular

muscular


adj.

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.

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Medicine definitions for intermuscular

muscular

[ mŭskyə-lər ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle.
Having or characterized by well-developed muscles.
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