muscular

Definitions

  • Muscular Tissue
    Muscular Tissue
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj muscular having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
    • adj muscular having or suggesting great physical power or force "the muscular and passionate Fifth Symphony"
    • adj muscular (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful "a hefty athlete","a muscular boxer","powerful arms"
    • adj muscular of or relating to or consisting of muscle "muscular contraction"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Muscular Of or pertaining to a muscle, or to a system of muscles; consisting of, or constituting, a muscle or muscles; as, muscular fiber. "Great muscular strength, accompanied by much awkwardness."
    • Muscular Performed by, or dependent on, a muscle or the muscles. "The muscular motion."
    • Muscular Well furnished with muscles; having well-developed muscles; brawny; hence, strong; powerful; vigorous; as, a muscular body or arm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • muscular Of or pertaining in any way to muscle or muscles; composing, constituting, or consisting of muscle: as, the muscular system; muscular origin or insertion; muscular fiber or tissue.
    • muscular Done by or dependent upon muscle or muscles: as, muscular action; muscular movement; muscular strength.
    • muscular Well-muscled; having well-developed muscles; strong; sinewy; brawny: as, a muscular man.
    • muscular Figuratively, strong and vigorous.
    • muscular One of the fibers of which muscular tissue is ultimately composed.
    • muscular Synonyms Sinewy, stalwart, sturdy, lusty, vigorous, powerful.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Muscular mus′kū-lar pertaining to a muscle: consisting of muscles: having strong muscles: brawny: strong: vigorous
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Intellectual tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. musculaire,. See Muscle

Usage

In literature:

He also furnishes by his muscular activity the motive force with which the tool is worked.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
What a wonderful piece of muscularity and good-nature he was, to be sure, as I remember him!
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Apart from a certain muscular weakness and a great fatigue, I found it quite possible to stand, even to move a few steps.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Long bones also may be broken by muscular action.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Just above the hips there is no bony structure to protect and support the soft, muscular parts.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
In many instances, the muscular strength was retained to within a few hours of death.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
He was long, slender, yet singularly round and muscular.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
It contracted as he watched into bulging muscular rings and withdrew from the afterdeck.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
He believes himself possessed of great muscular strength when paralysis makes him stagger, and so on.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Even in the matter of muscular power it is difficult to make any absolute statement.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
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In poetry:

Never nature cherished woman:
She throughout the sexes' war
Serves as temptress and betrayer,
Favouring man, the muscular.
"A Preaching From A Spanish Ballad" by George Meredith
Sir GUY was a doughty crusader,
A muscular knight,
Ever ready to fight,
A very determined invader,
And DICKEY DE LION'S delight.
"Sir Guy the Crusader" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"In my youth," said his father, "I took to the law,
And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw,
Has lasted the rest of my life."
"Father William" by Lewis Carroll
ON a flat road runs the well-train'd runner;
He is lean and sinewy, with muscular legs;
He is thinly clothed—he leans forward as he runs,
With lightly closed fists, and arms partially rais'd.
"The Runner" by Walt Whitman
A helpless paralytic met my eyes,
Whose hands might never grasp a friendly hand,
But hung distorted and of shrunken size,
Insensible to muscular command;
His face an abject picture of despair;
I thought a fate like that was worst to bear.
"Life's Undercurrent." by Alfred Castner King
The muscular Christian showed no fear,
Though he handed the key with but small delay.
He never answered the ruffian's jeer
Except by a look which seemed to say -
"Beware, my friend, and think twice before
You raise the devil in Featherstonhaugh."
"Featherstonhaugh" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

This morning, Sarepta Therapeutics released data on eteplirsen, its experimental drug for muscular dystrophy .
Muscular Dystrophy donation jar stolen from 7-11.
Police in Scarsdale are looking for two men who they said stole a Muscular Dystrophy donation jar from a 7-11.
Sarepta Therapeutics Shares Jump 169% on Muscular Dystrophy Trial Results.
Sareptas' Muscular Dystrophy Drug Helps Patients Walk Farther.
Police in Scarsdale are searching for two suspects they say walked into a 7-11 and stole donations for Muscular Dystrophy .
Abbey Lane Vacuum & Sewing Raffle and Silent Auction will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Check out the Abbey Lane Vacuum & Sewing Raffle and Silent Auction, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
United Supermarkets, guests, Acosta Marketing and manufacturers raised more than $67,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during a recent Aisles of Smiles Promotion.
KTTN/KGOZ News: Local efforts raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Clinic acts as 1-stop shop for Muscular Dystrophy patients.
Glassboro police officers pose next to the van recently purchased to help transport 12-year-old Jake Myers, who has a severe form of muscular dystrophy .
Musician artist doesn't let Muscular Dystrophy get in his way.
Colin Rensch of Mattawan powers on despite muscular dystrophy .
Bryce Sellers is just 7 years old and suffers from Duchene Muscular Dystrophy , and he needs your help.
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In science:

On the basis of an observation of muscular fish, one is tempted to use only linear actuators.
The eel-like robot
As an example of triander we will take the dystrophin gene which is the largest gene found in nature, measuring 2.4 Mb, and is responsible for Duchenne (DMD) and Becker (BMD) muscular dystrophies .
Determinative degree and nucleotide sequence analysis by trianders
Homo sapiens dystrophin (muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker types) (DMD), transcript variant D140ab, mRNA: NM 004022. h) Type Iloop-I-IV.
Determinative degree and nucleotide sequence analysis by trianders
That neurological or muscular disorder may manifest themselves in abnormal patterns in posture and balance is obvious.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Stiffness hypothesis An complementary analysis can be formulated in terms of stiffness hypothesis (Winter et al. 1998) which supposes that a deviation by an angle αfrom the vertical is opposed by muscular torque K
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
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