striated muscle

noun

: muscle tissue that is marked by transverse dark and light bands, is made up of elongated usually multinucleated fibers, and includes skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, and most muscle of arthropods compare smooth muscle, voluntary muscle

Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of striated muscle was in 1866

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“Striated muscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/striated%20muscle. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

striated muscle

noun
: muscle tissue that is made up of long thin cells with many nuclei and with alternate light and dark stripes, that usually connects to and moves the vertebrate skeleton, and that is mostly under voluntary control compare smooth muscle, voluntary muscle

Medical Definition

striated muscle

noun
: muscle tissue that is marked by transverse dark and light bands, that is made up of elongated fibers, and that includes skeletal and usually cardiac muscle of vertebrates and most muscle of arthropods compare smooth muscle, voluntary muscle

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