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musculature

[muhs-kyuh-luh-cher, -choo r] /ˈmʌs kyə lə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/
noun
1.
the muscular system of the body or of its parts.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; musculat(ion) muscular system (see muscle, -ation) + -ure
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  • The rider does this essentially by means of setting the rhythm of their core musculature contractions.
  • The language itself is made strenuous, its musculature easily traced, so that even the grammar becomes a form of rhetoric.
  • Colin's physical inhabiting of the stammer was astonishing-you can see in some shots the musculature of his neck.
British Dictionary definitions for musculature

musculature

/ˈmʌskjʊlətʃə/
noun
1.
the arrangement of muscles in an organ or part
2.
the total muscular system of an organism
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Word Origin and History for musculature
n.

"system of muscles," 1875, from French musculature, from Latin musculus (see muscle (n.)).

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musculature in Medicine

musculature mus·cu·la·ture (mŭs'kyə-lə-chur')
n.
The arrangement of the muscles in a part or in the body as a whole.

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