skeletal muscle

noun

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

Examples of skeletal muscle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peripheral insulin resistance, which refers especially to insulin signaling dysfunction in the skeletal muscle, is also associated with accelerated aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Ross Wollen, EverydayHealth.com, 8 July 2024 As people get older, their skeletal muscle function declines, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 18 June 2024 The larvae can end up all over, reaching skeletal muscles, the heart, and the brain, which is rich in oxygen. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 23 May 2024 Females also tend to have a greater number of estrogen receptors on their skeletal muscles compared with males. Cara Ocobock, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2023 See all Example Sentences for skeletal muscle 

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skeletal muscle was in 1877

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“Skeletal muscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skeletal%20muscle. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

skeletal muscle

noun
: 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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