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Definition of "skeletal muscle" [skeletal muscle]

  • A usually voluntary muscle made up of elongated, multinucleated, transversely striated muscle fibers, having principally bony attachments. Also called striated muscle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skeletal muscle" in a sentence
  • "Insulin promotes skeletal muscle utilization of essential amino acids such as valine and isoleucine from the blood."