voluntary muscle

  1. muscle whose action is normally controlled by an individual's will; mainly skeletal muscle, composed of parallel bundles of striated, multinucleate fibers.

Origin of voluntary muscle

First recorded in 1780–90

Words Nearby voluntary muscle

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How to use voluntary muscle in a sentence

  • No man can call himself educated until every voluntary muscle obeys his will.

    How to Succeed | Orison Swett Marden
  • He was conscious, he was breathing normally, his heart was beating; but not a voluntary muscle would obey his will!

    Triplanetary | Edward Elmer Smith
  • voluntary muscle loses quickly its contractility when a solution of potash is injected into its vessels.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • This compound has an action on voluntary muscle causing gradual paralysis.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • Take out a morsel on the slip of glass, and tease as directed for the voluntary muscle.

    A Practical Physiology | Albert F. Blaisdell