n. muscle tissue that appears striped under the microscope as a result of the myofibrils being organized into regular units (sarcomeres).
n. a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes [syn: skeletal muscle]
Usage examples of "striated muscle".
It is a smooth muscle like the extensor muscles of the back, not a striated muscle like the biceps.
Much of its surface was striated muscle fiber, apparently unprotected.
Astonishingly, the woman hung onto the railing by one scarred leg, a knotted cord of striated muscle.
He is so thin that there is nothing under his skin but long, striated muscle, and the muscles are clear as diagrams over his face bones.