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Skeletal muscle

Noun, pl. skeletal muscles 1. A form of striated muscle tissue which is under the control of the somatic nervous system; that is to say, it is voluntarily controlled. It is one of three major muscle types, the others being cardiac and smooth muscle. As their name suggests, most skeletal muscles are attached to bones by bundles of collagen fibers known as tendons. (wikipedia.org) 2. The voluntary muscle of vertebrates, which is striated and anchored by tendons to bone and is used to effect skeletal movement such as locomotion. (wiktionary.org) 3. A rather non-specific term usually applied to the striated muscle of vertebrates that is under voluntary control. The muscle fibres are syncytial and contain myofibrils, tandem arrays of sarcomeres. A muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes.A muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes....

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Small intestine

Noun 1. The part of the gastrointestinal tract following the stomach and followed by the large intestine, and is where much of the digestion and absorption of food takes place. (wikipedia.org) 2. The upper part of the intestine, between the stomach and the large intestine, divided into the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum. (wiktionary.org) 3. The small intestine is composed of three sections: duodenum, jejunum and ileum. All are involved in the absorption of nutrients. The total length of the small intestine is approximately 22 feet. (biology-online.org) 4. The longest part of the alimentary canal where digestion is completed. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 5. It is a tube-like structure that can be over 6 metres long in a grown adult that forms part of the digestive system. The small intestine is the site where most food is absorbed in an organism, where digestive enzymes are secreted into it to further break down food. (biology-online.org) 6. The part of the intestine that runs between the stomach and the large intestine; the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum collectively. (Google Dictionary) Syn: Small...

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