Nearby words

  1. muscone,
  2. muscovado,
  3. muscovite,
  4. muscovy,
  5. muscovy duck,
  6. muscular anesthesia,
  7. muscular asthenopia,
  8. muscular dystrophy,
  9. muscular layer of mucosa,
  10. muscular relaxant

Origin of muscular

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

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British Dictionary definitions for muscularity



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 muscularity
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Medicine definitions for muscularity




The state or condition of having well-developed muscles.




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

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