skeletal muscle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A usually voluntary muscle made up of elongated, multinucleated, transversely striated muscle fibers, having principally bony attachments. Also called striated muscle.
skeletal muscle - Medical Definition
A muscle that is connected at either or both extremities with a bone and consists of elongated, multinucleated, transversely striated, skeletal muscle fibers, together with connective tissues, blood vessels, and nerves.
Anterior view of skeletal muscles
Posterior view of skeletal muscles