musculature


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mus·cu·la·ture

 (mŭs′kyə-lə-cho͝or′)
n.
The system or arrangement of muscles in a body or a body part.

[French, from Latin mūsculus, muscle; see muscle.]

musculature

(ˈmʌskjʊlətʃə)
n
1. (Anatomy) the arrangement of muscles in an organ or part
2. (Anatomy) the total muscular system of an organism

mus•cu•la•ture

(ˈmʌs kyə lə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)

n.
the muscular system of the body or its parts.
[1870–75; <musculat(ion) muscular system]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musculature - the muscular system of an organismmusculature - the muscular system of an organism  
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
muscular tissue, muscle - animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
ligament - a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
sinew, tendon - a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
diaphragm, midriff - (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
musculoskeletal system - the system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form
esophagus, gullet, oesophagus, gorge - the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
Translations

musculature

[ˈmʌskjʊlətjʊəʳ] Nmusculatura f

musculature

nMuskulatur f

mus·cu·la·ture

n. musculatura; aparato muscular del cuerpo.
References in classic literature ?
These creatures, to judge from the shrivelled remains that have fallen into human hands, were bipeds with flimsy, silicious skeletons (almost like those of the silicious sponges) and feeble musculature, standing about six feet high and having round, erect heads, and large eyes in flinty sockets.
And while upon this matter of detail, it is remarkable that the long leverages of their machines are in most cases actuated by a sort of sham musculature of the disks in an elastic sheath; these disks become polarised and drawn closely and powerfully together when traversed by a current of electricity.
Based on his observations of the musculature of these specimens, he guessed that these larvae used their unusually long postoral arms to swim: "By means of this muscular apparatus the long postoral arms can be moved actively and thus apparently serve as an active locomotor organ, besides the usual ciliary movement of the vibratile [ciliary] bands" (Mortensen, 1921, p.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate and analyze the values for genetic trend of birth, yearling, and mature weights of cows, weight gains from birth to weaning and after weaning, and the conformation, finishing precocity, and musculature visual scores at weaning and yearling in a program for genetic improvement of Nellore cattle.
Objective: Fine motor skills, such as singing or playing an instrument, require precise neural control of the musculature that executes the task.
Separate operations had given him a new facial contour, profile, cleft chin, eyebrow arc, musculature and even artificial 'abs' that did enable him to achieve his 'one for the books' objective.
It was diagnosed as neck scoliosis resulted due to spasms of neck musculature.
Similarly, it is possible that the position of the zygomatic musculature may contribute to the quality of a singer's sound.
The muscle fibres in the wall of CS were dissected visualizing them with the help of magnifying lens or loupe and its arrangement and relation to atrial musculature and left auricle was ascertained.
In preservative, body light brown, tail musculature cream; small, poorly defined spots on anterior part of dorsal fin.
Upper crossed syndrome is a common postural dysfunctional pattern that describes the dysfunctional tone of the musculature of the shoulder girdle/cervicothoracic region of the body.
Although a visit to the former jockey's premises by a BHA veterinary office and stable inspector raised no alarms, examination of the six horses, all owned by Vivian Pratt, found three - Eastward Ho, Kuwait Star and Romanticize - fell below the required threshold under a body scoring system that, in evaluating the amount of body fat in relationship to body musculature, establishes whether a horse is underweight.