musculo-, muscul-

(Latin: muscle; literally, "little mouse")

Causing painful muscular movements.
Referring to or affecting the muscles of the neck.
1. Relating to the muscles alone, independent of the nervous control; applied to certain muscular contractions that occur only in degenerated muscles.
2. Peculiar to muscular tissue.
1. A tissue that can undergo repeated contraction and relaxation, so that it is able to produce movement of body parts, maintain tension, or pump fluids within the body.

There are three types: voluntary striped muscle, involuntary smooth muscle, and branched or heart muscle.

2. An organ composed of bundles or sheets of muscle tissue, bound together with connective tissue and with tendons by which the contracting part is attached to the bones that it moves.
3. Power and influence, especially in the political, financial, or military spheres.
4. Physical strength; that is, "put some muscle into it".
5. Slang: men who are employed to intimidate, harm, or menace people.
6. To move using strength and force or effort, or to make someone or something move in this way.
7. Etymology: via French, from Latin musculus, literally "small mouse" from mus, "mouse"; from the supposed resemblance of some muscles to mice.
muscular dystrophy
A group of chronic muscle diseases of genetic or unknown origin that cause irreversible muscle deterioration and may result in complete incapacitation.
skeletomuscular (adjective), more skeletomuscular, most skeletomuscular
Relating to bundles of fibers, or muscle cells, each containing contractile elements which are striated muscles composed of regular arrays of thick and thin filaments.