muscular

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

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Origin of muscular

1675–85; <Latin mūscul(us) muscle + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for muscular

muscular
/ (ˈmʌskjʊlə) /

adjective

having well-developed muscles; brawny
of, relating to, or consisting of muscle

Derived forms of muscular

muscularity (ˌmʌskjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nounmuscularly, adverb

Word Origin for muscular

C17: from New Latin muscularis, from musculus muscle
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Medical definitions for muscular

muscular
[ mŭskyə-lər ]

adj.

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