muscular tissue

animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
Syn: ↑muscle
Derivationally related forms: ↑muscular (for: ↑muscle)
Members of this Topic: ↑tonicity, ↑tonus, ↑tone
Hypernyms: ↑animal tissue
Part Holonyms: ↑muscular structure, ↑musculature, ↑muscle system

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