- To muscle is to move with force.
- An example of muscle is the abdominals.
- An example of muscle is the heart.
- To muscle is defined as to move with force.
An example of muscle is to force yourself into a group discussion and change the topics being discussed.
- any of the body organs consisting of bundles of cells or fibers that can be contracted and expanded to produce bodily movements
- the tissue making up such an organ
- muscular strength; brawn
- ☆ Informal power or influence, esp. when based on force or threats of force
Origin: Fr from Classical Latin musculus, a muscle, literally , little mouse (from the fancied resemblance between the movements of a mouse and muscle), diminutive of mus, mouse
- to move (something) by, or as by, muscular exertion
- to influence, pressure, etc. by force or threat of force
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- A tissue composed of fibers capable of contracting to effect bodily movement.
- A contractile organ consisting of a special bundle of muscle tissue, which moves a particular bone, part, or substance of the body: the heart muscle; the muscles of the arm.
- Muscular strength: enough muscle to be a high jumper.
- Informal Power or authority: put some muscle into law enforcement.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mūsculus, diminutive of mūs, mouse; see mūs- in Indo-European roots.
- musˈcly adjective
muscle - Medical Definition
- A tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells and classified as skeletal, cardiac, or smooth, the last lacking transverse striations characteristic of the first two.
- Any of the contractile organs of the body by which movements of the various organs and parts are effected, and whose fibers are usually attached at each extremity to a bone or other structure by a tendon.
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muscle - Science Definition
- muscular muscular adjective
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