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.



(wikipedia muscle)

Alternative forms

* (l)


(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.
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  • 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


  • 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




  • (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