- muscovy duck,
- muscular anesthesia,
- muscular asthenopia,
- muscular dystrophy,
- muscular layer of mucosa,
- muscular relaxant
Origin of muscular
Examples from the Web for muscular
What these men do have is a muscular hold on popular disgust with religious extremism.Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence|Patricia Pearson|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the first, we met two muscular young men, almost naked and smeared with a blood-like substance.Sex, Blood, and Screaming: Blackout’s Dark Frights|Tim Teeman|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He landed on his hands and feet like some huge, muscular cat.
Square-jawed and muscular—in snapshots he looks like Channing Tatum in camo—Gibbs seemed to fit the mold of the ideal soldier.‘Kill Team’: The Documentary the Army Doesn’t Want You to See|Andrew Romano|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Turns out, the drug may help sufferers of a rare and deadly form of muscular dystrophy.
Her finely-rounded, supple, muscular figure trembled, as if she had been the most fragile woman living.The Fallen Leaves|Wilkie Collins
He thought he should like to go into the army, for he was athletic, and rejoiced in feats of muscular strength.For the Term of His Natural Life|Marcus Clarke
But now the muscular arm was brushed aside like straw and the Irakzai moved toward the stair, treading jerkily and mechanically.The People of the Black Circle|Robert E. Howard
And his throat was compressed in those brown, lean, muscular fingers, as in a claw of steel.The Sign of the Spider|Bertram Mitford
The bivalves are all aquatic, and many bury themselves in the sand or mud by means of a fleshy, muscular foot.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils|Peter Gray
Word Origin for muscular
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.