skeletomusculature

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

skeleto- +‎ musculature

Noun[edit]

skeletomusculature (uncountable)

  1. (biology) The physical structure of skeleton and muscles.
    • 2007 December 11, Evelyn F. Field and Sergio M. Pellis, “The Brain as the Engine of Sex Differences in the Organization of Movement in Rats”, in Archives of Sexual Behavior, volume 37, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10508-007-9270-4:
      Given that much of the peripheral body morphology is masculinized by the direct action of androgens, the tfm males have a female-typical bodily phenotype, including a vagina (albeit blind-ending) and a feminine skeletomusculature (Vanderschueren et al., 1993, 1994 ).