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 Dictionary entry overview: What does striated muscle mean? 

  The noun STRIATED MUSCLE has 1 sense:

1. a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes

  Familiarity information: STRIATED MUSCLE used as a noun is very rare.

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Sense 1striated muscle [BACK TO TOP]


A muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes

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Nouns denoting body parts


skeletal muscle; striated muscle

Hypernyms ("striated muscle" is a kind of...):

muscle; musculus (one of the contractile organs of the body)

Meronyms (parts of "striated muscle"):

head (that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves)

striated muscle cell; striated muscle fiber (an elongated contractile cell in striated muscle tissue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "striated muscle"):

voluntary muscle (striated muscle that can be controlled voluntarily)

rhomboid; rhomboid muscle (any of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade)

soleus; soleus muscle (a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle)

splenius; splenius muscle (either of two flat muscles that extend from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull and serve to rotate or flex or extend the head and neck)

peroneus (muscle of the lower leg that is involved in moving the foot)

pterygoid muscle (muscle descending from the sphenoid bone to the lower jaw)

biceps (any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm))

triceps (any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii))

axial muscle (a skeletal muscle of the trunk or head)

musculus sartorius; sartorius; sartorius muscle (a muscle in the thigh that helps to rotate the leg into the sitting position assumed by a tailor; the longest muscle in the human body)

musculus scalenus; scalene muscle; scalenus (any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing)

musculus sternocleidomastoideus; sternocleido mastoideus; sternocleidomastoid; sternocleidomastoid muscle (one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head)

teres; teres muscle (either of two muscles in the shoulder region that move the shoulders and arms)

musculus tibialis; tibialis; tibialis muscle (either of two skeletal muscle in each leg arising from the tibia; provides for movement of the foot)

cowl muscle; musculus trapezius; trapezius; trapezius muscle (either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms)

facial muscle (any of the skeletal muscles of the face)

psoas (either of two muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that flex the trunk and rotate the thigh)

gastrocnemius; gastrocnemius muscle (the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot)

calf; sura (the muscular back part of the shank)

abductor; abductor muscle (a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line)

adductor; adductor muscle (a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line)

anconeous muscle; musculus anconeus (the muscle that extends the forearm and abducts the ulna in pronation of the wrist)

articular muscle (a muscle that inserts directly onto the capsule of a joint)

extensor; extensor muscle (a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part)

flexor; flexor muscle (a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint)

deltoid; deltoid muscle; musculus deltoideus (a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm)

serratus; serratus muscles (any of several muscles of the trunk)

musculus pectoralis; pecs; pectoral; pectoral muscle; pectoralis (either of two large muscles of the chest)

intercostal; intercostal muscle; musculus intercostalis (muscles between the ribs; they contract during inspiration)

depressor; depressor muscle (any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down)

ab; abdominal; abdominal muscle (the muscles of the abdomen)

lat; latisimus dorsi (a broad flat muscle on either side of the back)

glute; gluteal muscle; gluteus; gluteus muscle (any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh)

musculus sphincter ani externus (an external ring of striated muscle surrounding the anus)

musculus temporalis; temporal muscle; temporalis; temporalis muscle (muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws)

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