[dis-mawr-fee-uh] /dɪsˈmɔr fi ə/
a mental disorder primarily affecting males, characterized by obsessions about a perceived lack of muscularity, leading to compulsive exercising, use of anabolic steroids, etc.
a mental disorder characterized by a normal person’s obsession with an imagined defect in physical appearance; also called dysmorphophobia , bigorexia , reverse anorexia
See reverse anorexia nervosa
[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.
- Muscle fibre
noun 1. any of the numerous elongated contractile cells that make up striated muscle
noun a person who is muscular and athletic, esp. one with a great interest in bodybuilding; cf. meathead Examples Muscleheads populate Gold’s Gym and World Gym franchises. noun