musculoskeletal

Relating to muscles and to the skeleton, as, for example, the m. system.

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mus·cu·lo·skel·e·tal .məs-kyə-lō-'skel-ət-əl adj of, relating to, or involving both musculature and skeleton <\musculoskeletal defects> <the \musculoskeletal organization of the arm>

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mus·cu·lo·skel·e·tal (mus″ku-lo-skelґə-təl) pertaining to or comprising the skeleton and the muscles, as musculoskeletal system.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • musculoskeletal — (adj.) 1944, from MUSCULO (Cf. musculo ) + SKELETAL (Cf. skeletal) …   Etymology dictionary

  • musculoskeletal — /mus kyeuh loh skel i tl/, adj. concerning, involving, or made up of both the muscles and the bones: the musculoskeletal system. [1940 45; MUSCULO + SKELETAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • musculoskeletal — adjective of, or relating to both muscles and the skeleton Have the patient collect an hour by hour log of work activities, with an attempt to define actions that may cause or exacerbate musculoskeletal problems …   Wiktionary

  • musculoskeletal — adjective Date: circa 1944 of, relating to, or involving both musculature and skeleton …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • musculoskeletal — adj. of or pertaining to the muscles or the skeleton …   English contemporary dictionary

  • musculoskeletal — [ˌmʌskjʊləʊ skɛlɪt(ə)l] adjective relating to or denoting the musculature and skeleton together …   English new terms dictionary

  • musculoskeletal — mus·cu·lo·skeletal …   English syllables

  • musculoskeletal — mus•cu•lo•skel•e•tal [[t]ˈmʌs kyə loʊˈskɛl ɪ tl[/t]] adj. med anat. concerning, involving, or made up of both the muscles and the bones • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • musculoskeletal — /ˌmʌskjəloʊˈskɛlətəl/ (say .muskyuhloh skeluhtuhl), / skəˈlitl/ (say skuh leetl) adjective of or relating to the muscles and skeleton. {musculo + skeletal} …   Australian English dictionary

  • musculoskeletal — Having to do with muscles, bones, and cartilage …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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