Definition of Musculus

1. Noun. One of the contractile organs of the body.

Medical Definition of Musculus

1. A muscle. For histologic description, see muscle. Synonym: muscle. Origin: L. A little mouse, a muscle, fr. Mus (mur-), a mouse (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus

musculoskeletal diseases
musculoskeletal physiology
musculoskeletal system
musculospiral groove
musculospiral nerve
musculospiral paralysis
musculotendinous cuff
musculotubal canal
musculus (current term)
musculus abductor digiti minimi manus
musculus abductor digiti minimi pedis
musculus abductor digiti quinti
musculus abductor hallucis
musculus abductor pollicis
musculus abductor pollicis brevis
musculus abductor pollicis longus
musculus adductor hallucis
musculus adductor minimus
musculus adductor pollicis
musculus anconeus

Literary usage of Musculus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"musculus was accordingly defeated, and retained his position only on account of ... As Melanchthon had only half approved the position of musculus in his ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The accessory portions form two additional muscles, the musculus accessorius and the Cervicalis ascendens. ..."

3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1889)
"The form also is different, prismatic in Megaptera, flat in B. musculus. In B. musculus, where the process goes off, the curved border of the temporal fossa ..."

4. Abel Redevivus, Or, The Dead Yet Speaking: The Lives and Deaths of the by Thomas Fuller (1867)
"THE LIFE AND DEATH OF WOLFGANGUS musculus. IN the year of our Lord God 1497, ... His father was called Antonius musculus, who by his profession was a cooper ..."

5. The Zurich Letters: Comprising the Correspondence of Several English Bishops by Hastings Robinson, John Hunter, Parker Society (Great Britain) (1846)
"... TO WOLFGANG musculus. Dated at LONDON, Dec. 23, 1548. GREETING. I gave your letter to the most reverend the archbishop of Canterbury, having read which, ..."

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