voluntary muscle


noun Anatomy.

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
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voluntary muscle in Medicine

voluntary muscle

n.

A muscle, such as any of the striated muscles except the heart, whose action is normally controlled by individual volition.
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