muscle of uvula n.
A muscle with origin from the posterior nasal spine, whose insertion forms the bulk of the uvula and whose action raises the uvula.
- Muscle out
verb phrase To force out: If she persists, she’ll be muscled out of the movement (1950s+)
- Muscle plasma
muscle plasma n. An alkaline fluid in muscle that coagulates spontaneously, separating into myosin and muscle serum.
- Muscle plate
muscle plate n. See myotome.
- Muscle pull
noun an injury in which a muscle is strained or pulled too far Examples What can provide pain relief for a muscle pull?