[muhs-kyuh-luh-cher, -choo r]
the muscular system of the body or of its parts.
Origin of musculature
muscular system (see muscle
) + -ure
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Examples from the Web for musculature
Historical Examples of musculature
The Lani laid back the skin and musculature with bold, sure strokes.
The musculature is often rigid, and the reflexes are increased in activity.
He did not doubt there was strength enough in the host's musculature to distort the risers.
It would appear that rise of blood pressure tends to throw increased work upon the musculature of the arterioles.
The bundle may be followed anteriorly until it becomes intimately mixed with the musculature of the ventricles.
British Dictionary definitions for musculature
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
"system of muscles," 1875, from French musculature, from Latin musculus (see muscle (n.)).
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The arrangement of the muscles in a part or in the body as a whole.
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