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intramuscular

[in-truh-muhs-kyuh-ler] /ˌɪn trəˈmʌs kyə lər/
adjective
1.
located or occurring within a muscle.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; intra- + muscular
Related forms
intramuscularly, adverb
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  • Prime highest in quality and intramuscular fat, limited supply.
British Dictionary definitions for intramuscular

intramuscular

/ˌɪntrəˈmʌskjʊlə/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) within a muscle: an intramuscular injection Abbreviation (esp of an injection) IM, i.m
Derived Forms
intramuscularly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for intramuscular
adj.

1874, from intra- + muscular.

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intramuscular in Medicine

intramuscular in·tra·mus·cu·lar (ĭn'trə-mŭs'kyə-lər)
adj.
Within a muscle.

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