muscle

Part of speech: noun

Contractile tissue, by which bodily movement is effected.

Part of speech: noun

Same as MUSSEL.

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Usage examples "muscle":

  1. The cells which build bone choose ash and the other materials needed for building bones; the cells which build muscle choose protein and the other materials needed for building muscle. - "School and Home Cooking", Carlotta C. Greer.
  2. Every muscle of her body relaxed; her head fell back; she was a lifeless burden in his arms. - "The Untamed", Max Brand.
  3. He talked in a perfectly natural voice, and not a muscle of his face betrayed what he suffered. - "The Story of Norway", Hjalmar H. Boyesen.