musculature

[ muhs-kyuh-luh-cher, -choo r ]
/ ˈmʌs kyə lə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /
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noun

the muscular system of the body or of its parts.

Origin of musculature

1870–75; musculat(ion) muscular system (see muscle, -ation) + -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for musculature

musculature

/ (ˈmʌskjʊlətʃə) /

noun

the arrangement of muscles in an organ or part
the total muscular system of an organism
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Word Origin and History for musculature

musculature


n.

"system of muscles," 1875, from French musculature, from Latin musculus (see muscle (n.)).

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Medicine definitions for musculature

musculature

[ mŭskyə-lə-chur′ ]

n.

The arrangement of the muscles in a part or in the body as a whole.
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