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.
The posterior calf muscles get tighter from overuse and the supporting musculature gets tighter probably as a protection mechanism.
The soft brace, according to Atlanta chiropractor Brian Ouellette, a certified distributor, encourages the patient's own musculature to help correct spinal curvature and rotation, and can be worn under a patient's clothing and kept on during ballet class.
-- The Colpexin sphere, an intravaginal device for women with advanced genital prolapse that supports the prolapse above the levator musculature and helps patients strengthen their pelvic floor muscles, can also serve as a test to objectively assess the contractility and strength of pelvic floor muscles, Dr.
Also, joints are less likely to break if the musculature surrounding them is strong.
Some people want to get changes to their voice and their musculature. And the voice changes are irreversible.
His pictures present oiled Aryan sun worshippers gaily dancing in foaming surf, cheerily harvesting the fields, or striking poses that bloom rococo musculature.
Herbivorous fish species accumulate toxins in their musculature, liver, and viscera after ingesting dinoflagellates.
Wood Betony, with its antispasmodic action, relaxes our bowels, musculature, and our stifled sense of self-expression.
The consequences of cushioned running shoes ought to be made explicit to patients: a destabilized gait and a weakened intrinsic foot musculature. Softer shoes do not lessen impact forces.
Previous research has been limited to the effect of eccentric exercise on torque production of the elbow flexor and knee extensor musculature. No known research has focused on its effect on the shoulder musculature.