musculature

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n musculature the muscular system of an organism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Musculature (Anat) The muscular system of an animal, or of any of its parts; musculation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n musculature The furnishing or providing of a living organism with muscles, or the method or means by which muscles are formed; also, the muscular tissue, system, or apparatus itself, considered with reference to its origin, development, and subsequent disposition; musculation.
    • n musculature Synonyms See musculation.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. musculature,

Usage

In literature:

The Lani laid back the skin and musculature with bold, sure strokes.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
The proximity to the axillary lymph glands makes for easy dissemination of infection when the contused musculature becomes infected.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Different type nerves and different facial musculature, Fayon thought.
"Naudsonce" by H. Beam Piper
Musculature well developed but flaccid.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
These were fast enough, but nothing compared with human musculature.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
The musculature of the dog-fish body is cut into V-shaped segments, the point of the V being directed forward.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Air and musculature and tissue, but what more?
"The Short Life" by Francis Donovan
The body is black dorsally and laterally, and bluish gray ventrally; the tail musculature is brown and stippled with darker brown.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
Beecher's work (1951a, 1951b, 1953) on jaw-musculature is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the anatomy of passerine birds.
"Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae" by William B. Stallcup
In some specimens the brown blotches on the dorsum of the caudal musculature are fused and marked with cream-colored flecks.
"A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla" by William E. Duellman
It would appear that rise of blood pressure tends to throw increased work upon the musculature of the arterioles.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
The body and caudal musculature is brown; the fins are densely flecked with brown.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
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In news:

Video timelapse shows the process of adding clay to a cast of the eodromaeus' skull, to reproduce the musculature the researchers think was probably there.
As Purposeful Primitives we comprehend the need use two distinctive kinds of coaching: progressive resistance for the exterior musculature and cardiovascular coaching for the internal plumbing.
Prune -belly syndrome is a congenital disorder characterized by the clinical triad of cryptorchidism, hypoplasia of the abdominal musculature, and abnormalities of the urinary tract.
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