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  1. a combining form representing muscle in compound words: musculoskeletal.
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Origin of musculo-

< Latin mūscul(us) muscle + -o-
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Word Origin and History for musculo-

word-forming element meaning "involving or pertaining to muscles," from comb. form of Latin musculus "muscle" (see muscle (n.)).

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