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skeletal muscle

noun

Definition of skeletal muscle

  1. :  striated muscle that is usually attached to the skeleton and is usually under voluntary control



1877

First Known Use of skeletal muscle

1877


Medical Dictionary

skeletal muscle

noun

Medical Definition of skeletal muscle

  1. :  striated muscle that is usually attached to the skeleton and is usually under voluntary control; also :  a muscle composed of skeletal muscle



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