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Muscle plasma Blood plasma (Physiol.), the colorless fluid of the blood,
in which the red and white blood corpuscles are suspended.
Muscle plasma (Physiol.), the fundamental part of muscle
fibers, a thick, viscid, albuminous fluid contained within
the sarcolemma, which on the death of the muscle
coagulates to a semisolid mass.
Muscle reading Mus"cle read`ing
The art of making discriminations between objects of choice,
of discovering the whereabouts of hidden objects, etc., by
inference from the involuntary movements of one whose hand
the reader holds or with whom he is otherwise in muscular
Muscle serumSerum Se"rum (s[=e]"r[u^]m), n. [L., akin to Gr. ???, Skr.
s[=a]ra curd.] (Physiol.)
(a) The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood,
(b) A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin,
secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the
pericardium and peritoneum.
Blood serum, the pale yellowish fluid which exudes from the
clot formed in the coagulation of the blood; the liquid
portion of the blood, after removal of the blood
corpuscles and the fibrin.
Muscle serum, the thin watery fluid which separates from
the muscles after coagulation of the muscle plasma; the
watery portion of the plasma. See Muscle plasma, under
Serum albumin (Physiol. Chem.), an albuminous body, closely
related to egg albumin, present in nearly all serous
fluids; esp., the albumin of blood serum.
Serum globulin (Physiol. Chem.), paraglobulin.
Serum of milk (Physiol. Chem.), the whey, or fluid portion
of milk, remaining after removal of the casein and fat.
Muscled Mus"cled, a.
Furnished with muscles; having muscles; as, things well
Oblique muscle Oblique muscle (Anat.), a muscle acting in a direction
oblique to the mesial plane of the body, or to the
associated muscles; -- applied especially to two muscles
of the eyeball.
Oblique narration. See Oblique speech.
Oblique planes (Dialing), planes which decline from the
zenith, or incline toward the horizon.
Oblique sailing (Naut.), the movement of a ship when she
sails upon some rhumb between the four cardinal points,
making an oblique angle with the meridian.
Oblique speech (Rhet.), speech which is quoted indirectly,
or in a different person from that employed by the
Oblique sphere (Astron. & Geog.), the celestial or
terrestrial sphere when its axis is oblique to the horizon
of the place; or as it appears to an observer at any point
on the earth except the poles and the equator.
Oblique step (Mil.), a step in marching, by which the
soldier, while advancing, gradually takes ground to the
right or left at an angle of about 25[deg]. It is not now
Oblique system of co["o]rdinates (Anal. Geom.), a system in
which the co["o]rdinate axes are oblique to each other. Scalene musclesScalene Sca*lene", a. [L. scalenus, Gr. ?: cf. F. scal[`e]ne.]
(a) Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a
(b) Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone.
(a) Designating several triangular muscles called scalene
(b) Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles.
Scalene muscles (Anat.), a group of muscles, usually three
on each side in man, extending from the cervical
vertebr[ae] to the first and second ribs.
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