Definition of musculature noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmʌskjələtʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌskjələtʃər//
[uncountable, singular] (biology) Internal anatomy, Skeleton and muscles
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the system of muscles in the body or part of the body See related entries: Internal anatomy, Skeleton and muscles Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French, from Latin musculus, diminutive of mus ‘mouse’ (some muscles being thought to be mouse-like in form).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: musculature