[muhs-kyuh-luh-cher, -choo r] /ˈmʌs kyə lə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/

the system of the body or of its parts.
the arrangement of muscles in an organ or part
the total muscular system of an organism

“system of muscles,” 1875, from French musculature, from Latin musculus (see muscle (n.)).

musculature mus·cu·la·ture (mŭs’kyə-lə-chur’)
The arrangement of the muscles in a part or in the body as a whole.


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