myogenic

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Etymology[edit]

From myo- +‎ -genic, after French myogénique.

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myogenic (comparative more myogenic, superlative most myogenic)

  1. (embryology) Forming muscle fibres; pertaining to myogenesis. [from 19th c.]
  2. (physiology, medicine) Originating in muscle tissue; specifically, pertaining to contractile activity that is produced by the muscles independent of any neural mechanism. [from 19th c.]
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 558:
      Gaskell, using frogs' hearts, proved that the heartbeat was, as Haller had suggested, of myogenic origin.