skeletal muscle

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of skeletal muscle

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

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1877

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skeletal muscle

noun

medical Definition of skeletal muscle

: 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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