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striped muscle

noun
1.
a type of contractile tissue that is marked by transverse striations; it is concerned with moving skeletal parts to which it is usually attached Also called skeletal muscle Compare smooth muscle
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striated muscle in Medicine

striated muscle n.
Skeletal, voluntary, and cardiac muscle, distinguished from smooth muscle by transverse striations of the fibers.

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skeletal muscle

most common of the three types of muscle in the body. Striated muscle is attached to bone and produces all the movements of body parts in relation to each other; unlike smooth muscle and cardiac muscle, striated muscle is under voluntary control. Its multinucleated fibres are long and thin and are crossed with a regular pattern of fine red and white lines, giving the muscle its distinctive appearance and its name.

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