skeletal muscle

Definitions of skeletal muscle
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: striated muscle
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    voluntary muscle
    striated muscle that can be controlled voluntarily
    abductor, abductor muscle
    a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line
    adductor, adductor muscle
    a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
    anconeous muscle, musculus anconeus
    the muscle that extends the forearm and abducts the ulna in pronation of the wrist
    articular muscle
    a muscle that inserts directly onto the capsule of a joint
    extensor, extensor muscle
    a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
    flexor, flexor muscle
    a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
    deltoid, deltoid muscle, musculus deltoideus
    a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
    serratus, serratus muscles
    any of several muscles of the trunk
    musculus pectoralis, pecs, pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis
    either of two large muscles of the chest
    intercostal, intercostal muscle, musculus intercostalis
    muscles between the ribs; they contract during inspiration
    depressor, depressor muscle
    any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
    ab, abdominal, abdominal muscle
    the muscles of the abdomen
    lat, latissimus dorsi
    a broad flat muscle on either side of the back
    glute, gluteal muscle, gluteus, gluteus muscle
    any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
    musculus sphincter ani externus
    an external ring of striated muscle surrounding the anus
    calf, sura
    the muscular back part of the shank
    gastrocnemius, gastrocnemius muscle
    the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot
    either of two muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that flex the trunk and rotate the thigh
    rhomboid, rhomboid muscle
    any of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade
    soleus, soleus muscle
    a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle
    splenius, splenius muscle
    either of two flat muscles that extend from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull and serve to rotate or flex or extend the head and neck
    muscle of the lower leg that is involved in moving the foot
    pterygoid muscle
    muscle descending from the sphenoid bone to the lower jaw
    any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm)
    any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii)
    axial muscle
    a skeletal muscle of the trunk or head
    musculus sartorius, sartorius, sartorius muscle
    a muscle in the thigh that helps to rotate the leg into the sitting position assumed by a tailor; the longest muscle in the human body
    musculus scalenus, scalene muscle, scalenus
    any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing
    musculus sternocleidomastoideus, sternocleido mastoideus, sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle
    one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head
    teres, teres muscle
    either of two muscles in the shoulder region that move the shoulders and arms
    musculus tibialis, tibialis, tibialis muscle
    either of two skeletal muscle in each leg arising from the tibia; provides for movement of the foot
    cowl muscle, musculus trapezius, trapezius, trapezius muscle
    either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms
    facial muscle
    any of the skeletal muscles of the face
    musculus temporalis, temporal muscle, temporalis, temporalis muscle
    muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws
    musculus abductor digiti minimi manus
    the abductor muscle of the little finger
    musculus abductor digiti minimi pedis
    the abductor muscles of the little toe
    musculus abductor hallucis
    the abductor muscle of the great toe
    musculus abductor pollicis
    the abductor muscle of the thumb
    musculus adductor brevis
    the short adductor muscle of the thigh
    musculus adductor longus
    the long adductor muscle of the thigh
    great adductor muscle, musculus adductor magnus
    the muscle that adducts and extends the thigh
    musculus adductor hallucis
    the adductor muscle of the great toe
    musculus articularis cubiti
    a small branch of the triceps that inserts into the capsule of the elbow joint
    musculus articularis genus
    the articular muscle of the knee
    buccinator muscle, cheek muscle, musculus buccinator
    a muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth
    a large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewing
    either of two broad muscles located on either side of the neck and innervated by the facial nerve; extends from lower jaw to clavicle and is involved in moving the mouth and jaw
    musculus quadriceps femoris, quad, quadriceps, quadriceps femoris
    a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
    anterior serratus muscle, musculus serratus anterior, serratus anterior, serratus magnus
    muscles that rotate the scapula and elevate the rib cage
    musculus serratus posterior, posterior serratus muscle, serratus posterior
    skeletal muscle that draws the rib cage backward and downward
    greater pectoral muscle, musculus pectoralis major, pectoralis major
    a skeletal muscle that adducts and rotates the arm
    musculus pectoralis minor, pectoralis minor, smaller pectoral muscle
    a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribs
    abdominal external oblique muscle, external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, oblique
    a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
    musculus transversalis abdominis, transverse muscle of abdomen, transversus abdominis, transversus abdominis muscle
    a flat muscle with transverse fibers that forms the anterior and lateral walls of the abdominal cavity
    gluteus maximus
    the outermost of the three gluteal muscles
    gluteus medius
    the middle of the three gluteal muscles
    gluteus minimus
    the innermost of the three gluteal muscles
    the middle of the calf; half way between the knee and ankle
    greater rhomboid muscle, musculus rhomboideus major, rhomboideus major muscle
    rhomboid muscle that draws the scapula toward the spinal column
    lesser rhomboid muscle, musculus rhomboideus minor, rhomboid minor muscle
    rhomboid muscle that draws the scapula toward the vertebral column and slightly upward
    femoral biceps, musculus biceps femoris
    the biceps muscle of the thigh; it flexes the knee and rotates the leg laterally
    biceps brachii, biceps humeri, musculus biceps brachii
    a muscle that flexes and supinates the forearm
    musculus triceps brachii, triceps brachii
    the skeletal muscle having three origins that extends the forearm when it contracts
    musculus teres major, teres major, teres major muscle
    teres muscle that moves the arm and rotates it medially
    musculus teres minor, teres minor, teres minor muscle
    teres muscle that adducts the arm and rotates it laterally
    tibialis anterior, tibialis anticus
    a muscle running from the tibia to the first metatarsal and cuneiform bones
    tibialis posterior, tibialis posticus
    a deep muscle of the leg
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    muscle, musculus
    one of the contractile organs of the body
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