Meaning of myology in English:


Pronunciation /mʌɪˈɒlədʒi/


mass noun
  • The study of the structure, arrangement, and action of muscles.

    ‘That finding is consistent with the distinctive osteology and myology of their hindlimbs and with their hunting behavior.’
    • ‘These differences have been attributed to differences among taxa in cranial development and myology and have had a profound effect on the mechanics of jaw protrusion in sharks.’
    • ‘As this paper shows, Berger was willing to pursue detailed anatomy - particularly myology - to an extent that few academics would even consider today; and, even if they did, no one would fund it.’
    • ‘He has not only rewritten the book on theropod myology, but has spent a good many years applying it to locomotion studies.’