[muhs-uh l-bound] /ˈmʌs əlˌbaʊnd/
having enlarged and inelastic , as from excessive exercise.
having overdeveloped and inelastic muscles
1879, from muscle (n.) + bound, past participle of bind (v.).
musclebound mus·cle·bound or mus·cle-bound (mŭs’əl-bound’)
Having inelastic, overdeveloped muscles that function poorly together for concerted action.
noun 1. a flashy sports car with a large, powerful engine; a hot rod. noun phrase A powerful car, esp one admired by teenagers: Chrysler’s hot-selling Viper muscle car is $50,000/ the Sacramento Valley is ”car country,” where blue-collar kids drive ”muscle cars” (old Pontiacs, newish Corvettes if they’re making money) and are slurred as […]
[dis-mawr-fee-uh] /dɪsˈmɔr fi ə/ noun 1. a mental disorder primarily affecting males, characterized by obsessions about a perceived lack of muscularity, leading to compulsive exercising, use of anabolic steroids, etc. Compare . noun a mental disorder characterized by a normal person’s obsession with an imagined defect in physical appearance; also called dysmorphophobia , bigorexia , […]
[muhs-uh l] /ˈmʌs əl/ noun 1. a tissue composed of cells or fibers, the contraction of which produces movement in the body. 2. an organ, composed of muscle tissue, that contracts to produce a particular movement. 3. muscular strength; brawn: It will take a great deal of muscle to move this box. 4. power or […]
noun 1. one of the structural cells of a muscle. muscle fiber n. A cylindrical multinucleate cell composed of myofibrils that contract when stimulated.