- skeletal, smooth, cardiac) which represents the majority of the muscular tissue in the body. Skeletal muscle is the type of muscle which powers movement of the skeleton as in walking and lifting.
* * *skeletal muscle n striated muscle that is usu. attached to the skeleton and is usu. under voluntary control also a muscle composed of skeletal muscle
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* * *any of the striated muscles that are attached to bones and typically cross at least one joint; they are under voluntary control and facilitate movement of the skeleton.
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