Synonyms of 'Muscles'
acceleratora muscle or nerve that increases the rate of a function accessoriusa muscle or nerve that has an augmenting action adductora muscle that adducts agonistany muscle that is opposed in action by another muscle antagonistany muscle that opposes the action of another arytenoidan arytenoid cartilage or muscle bicepsany muscle having two heads or origins, esp the muscle that flexes the forearm buccinatora thin muscle that compresses the cheeks and holds them against the teeth during chewing, etc compressorany muscle that causes compression of any part or structure constrictorany muscle that constricts or narrows a canal or passage; sphincter contractorsomething that contracts, esp a muscle corrugatora muscle whose contraction causes wrinkling of the brow deltoidthe thick muscle forming the rounded contour of the outer edge of the shoulder and acting to raise the arm depressorany muscle that draws down a part digrasticdilatora muscle that expands an orifice or dilates an organ elevatorany muscle that raises a part of the body erectorany muscle that raises a part or makes it erect evertorany muscle that turns a part outwards extensorany muscle that stretches or extends an arm, leg, or other bodily part flexorany muscle whose contraction serves to bend a joint or limb gastrocnemiusthe largest muscle of the calf of the leg gluteus or glutaeusany one of the three large muscles that form the human buttock and move the thigh, esp the gluteus maximus levatorany of various muscles that raise a part of the body lumbricalisany of the four wormlike muscles in the hand or foot massetera muscle of the cheek used in moving the jaw, esp in chewing opponentan opponent muscle pectorala pectoral organ or part, esp a muscle or fin peroneal musclepronatorany muscle whose contractions produce or affect pronation psoaseither of two muscles of the loins that aid in flexing and rotating the thigh quadricepsa large four-part muscle of the front of the thigh, which extends the leg rectusa straight muscle, esp either of two muscles of the anterior abdominal wall (rectus abdominis) retractorany of various muscles that retract an organ or part rhomboideuseither of two muscles that connect the spinal vertebrae to the scapulae rotatorany of various muscles that revolve a part on its axis sartoriusa long ribbon-shaped muscle that aids in flexing the knee scalenusany one of the three muscles situated on each side of the neck extending from the cervical vertebrae to the first or second pair of ribs soleusa calf muscle that is broad and flat and that lies under the gastrocnemius muscle sphinctera ring of muscle surrounding the opening of a hollow organ or body and contracting to close it supinatorthe muscle of the forearm that can produce the motion of supination suspensory or suspensora ligament or muscle that holds a structure or part in position tensorany muscle that can cause a part to become firm or tense trapeziuseither of two flat triangular muscles, one covering each side of the back and shoulders, that rotate the shoulder blades tricepsany muscle having three heads, esp the one (triceps brachii) that extends the forearm ▷ See muscle
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Word List of Muscles from the Collins English Word Lists