contractile organ

Definitions of contractile organ

n a bodily organ that contracts

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muscle, musculus
one of the contractile organs of the body
skeletal muscle, striated muscle
a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
a muscle that produces or assists in pronation
a muscle (especially in the forearm) that produces or assists in supination
a muscle that serves to lift some body part (as the eyelid or lip)
antagonistic muscle
(physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another
eye muscle, ocular muscle
one of the small muscles of the eye that serve to rotate the eyeball
any of various straight muscles
involuntary muscle, smooth muscle
a muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)
anatomical sphincter, sphincter, sphincter muscle
a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
any of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firm
Type of:
a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

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