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A usually voluntary muscle that is made up of elongated, multinucleate, transversely striated muscle fibers and is typically attached to a bone.
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any muscle moved at will and composed of bundles of striated fibers.
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Muscle attached to bones and under voluntary control. See striated muscle.
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|Noun||1.||skeletal muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes|
head - that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
voluntary muscle - striated muscle that can be controlled voluntarily
anconeous muscle, musculus anconeus - the muscle that extends the forearm and abducts the ulna in pronation of the wrist
articular muscle - a muscle that inserts directly onto the capsule of a joint
striated muscle cell, striated muscle fiber - an elongated contractile cell in striated muscle tissue
deltoid, deltoid muscle, musculus deltoideus - a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
musculus pectoralis, pecs, pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis - either of two large muscles of the chest
intercostal, intercostal muscle, musculus intercostalis - muscles between the ribs; they contract during inspiration
glute, gluteal muscle, gluteus, gluteus muscle - any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
musculus sphincter ani externus - an external ring of striated muscle surrounding the anus
gastrocnemius, gastrocnemius muscle - the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot
psoas - either of two muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that flex the trunk and rotate the thigh
rhomboid muscle, rhomboid - any of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade
splenius, splenius muscle - either of two flat muscles that extend from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull and serve to rotate or flex or extend the head and neck
peroneus - muscle of the lower leg that is involved in moving the foot
pterygoid muscle - muscle descending from the sphenoid bone to the lower jaw
biceps - any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm)
triceps - any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii)
axial muscle - a skeletal muscle of the trunk or head
musculus sartorius, sartorius, sartorius muscle - a muscle in the thigh that helps to rotate the leg into the sitting position assumed by a tailor; the longest muscle in the human body
musculus scalenus, scalene muscle, scalenus - any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing
musculus sternocleidomastoideus, sternocleido mastoideus, sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle - one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head
musculus tibialis, tibialis, tibialis muscle - either of two skeletal muscle in each leg arising from the tibia; provides for movement of the foot
cowl muscle, musculus trapezius, trapezius, trapezius muscle - either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms
facial muscle - any of the skeletal muscles of the face
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