striated muscle

noun

Definition of striated muscle

: 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

First Known Use of striated muscle

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Striated muscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/striated%20muscle. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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striated muscle

noun

Medical Definition of striated muscle

: 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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