Muscle vs Bulbospongiosus - What's the difference?

muscle | bulbospongiosus |


As an adjective muscle

is muscled, muscly, muscular.

As a verb muscle

is .

As a noun bulbospongiosus is

(anatomy) one of the superficial muscles of the perineum, covering the bulb of the penis in males and the vestibular bulb in females.

muscle

English

(wikipedia muscle)

Alternative forms

* (l)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (uncountable) A contractile form of tissue which animals use to effect movement.
  • Muscle consists largely of actin and myosin filaments.
  • (countable) An organ composed of muscle tissue.
  • *
  • His brow and hair and the palms of his hands were wet, and there was a kind of nervous contraction of his muscles . They seemed to ripple and string tense.
  • *
  • You, Boxer, the very day that those great muscles of yours lose their power, Jones will sell you to the knacker
  • (uncountable, usually plural) A well-developed physique, in which the muscles are enlarged from exercise.
  • * 2008 , Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in'' Nate Green, ''Built for Show , page xii
  • The fact that I was middle-aged, bald, married, and raising girls instead of chasing them didn't really bother me. Muscles are cool at any age.
  • (uncountable, figurative) Strength, force.
  • * 2010 , Adam Quinn, US Foreign Policy in Context , page 81
  • The lesson to be drawn from the events of 1914, to Roosevelt's mind, was that civilization needed muscle to defend it, not just solemn words.
  • * 2013 , John D. MacDonald, The Long Lavender Look , page 15
  • It was going to take muscle to pluck Miss Agnes out of the canal.
  • (uncountable, figurative) Hired strongmen or bodyguards.
  • * 1985 — , The Infinity Doctors , p 34
  • It was easy enough to dodge him, let him crash into the floorboards. Peltroc knew that his priority was the leader, not the hired muscle .

    Derived terms

    * beer muscles * cardiac muscle * gym muscles * involuntary muscle * make a muscle * * musclebound * muscle boy * muscle car * muscled * muscledom * muscle dysmorphia * muscleful * muscle in on * muscleless * muscleman * muscle relaxant * muscle shirt * musclesome * muscle tone * muscle up * muscle-up * muscled up * muscular * muscularity * musculature * muscly * skeletal muscle * smooth muscle * voluntary muscle

    See also

    * myology * myotomy

    Verb

    (muscl)
  • To use force to make progress, especially physical force.
  • He muscled his way through the crowd.
  • * 1988', Steve Holman, "Christian Conquers Columbus", '''' ' 47 (6): 28-34.
  • Hensel and Wilson hit a series of leg shots simultaneously as Christian muscles between them with Quinn right on his heels.

    Derived terms

    * outmuscle

    bulbospongiosus

    English

    Noun

    (bulbospongiosi)
  • (anatomy) One of the superficial muscles of the perineum, covering the bulb of the penis in males and the vestibular bulb in females.
  • Synonyms

    * bulbocavernosus