Definition of Musculus
Musculus: The Latin for muscle. Plural: musculi. In anatomy and many medical textbooks and dictionaries, the muscles are referred to by their Latin names such as musculi abdominis (the abs), musculus gluteus maximus (the big buttock muscle), and musculus pectoralis major and minor (the pecs).
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