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muscle

mus·cle

muscle

 
pronunciation:
muh sl
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part of speech: noun
definition: the soft pieces of flesh in animals and humans that make the bones move.
Joe has weak muscles because he never exercises.
similar words:
tissue
Homophone Note
The words muscle and mussel (a mollusk) sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Muscle comes from a Latin word that means "little mouse." Some muscles in the arm and leg look like a mouse moving under the skin.
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broader categories including muscle
conventionally associated with muscles
some actions with muscles
some conditions negatively associated with muscles
some descriptions of someone's muscles
some examples of muscles
some parts of muscles
some things that affect muscles