[muhs-kyuh-ler] /ˈmʌs kyə lər/
of or relating to or the :
dependent on or affected by the :
having well-developed ; brawny.
vigorously and forcefully expressed, executed, performed, etc., as if by the use of a great deal of muscular power:
a muscular response to terrorism.
broad and energetic, especially with the implication that subtlety and grace are lacking:
a muscular style.
reflected in physical activity and work:
a muscular religion.
Informal. having or showing power; powerful:
a muscular vehicle.
having well-developed muscles; brawny
of, relating to, or consisting of muscle
1680s, from Modern Latin muscularis (from Latin musculus; see muscle (n.)) + -ity.
1680s, “pertaining to muscles,” from Latin musculus (see muscle (n.)) + -ar. Earlier in same sense was musculous (early 15c.). Meaning “having well-developed muscles” is from 1736. Muscular Christianity (1857) is originally in reference to philosophy of Anglican clergyman and novelist Charles Kingsley (1819-1875). Muscular dystrophy attested from 1886.
muscularity mus·cu·lar·i·ty (mŭs’kyə-lār’ĭ-tē)
The state or condition of having well-developed muscles.
muscular mus·cu·lar (mŭs’kyə-lər)
- Muscular layer of mucosa
muscular layer of mucosa n. The thin layer of smooth muscle found in most parts of the digestive tube, located outside the lamina propria mucosae and adjacent to the tela submucosa.
- Muscular relaxant
muscular relaxant n. An agent that relaxes striated muscle.
- Muscular system
muscular system n. All the muscles of the body collectively, especially the voluntary skeletal muscles. The system in the body composed of muscle cells and tissues that brings about movement of an organ or body part. There are three kinds of muscle: skeletal muscle, which is attached to bones and allows the voluntary movement of […]
- Muscular triangle
muscular triangle n. The triangle bounded by the sternocleidomastoid muscle, by the superior belly of the omohyoid muscle, and by the anterior midline of the neck, and occupied by the infrahyoid muscles.