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Noun: smooth muscle
  1. A muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)
    - involuntary muscle
  2. Muscle tissue that does not appear striated under the microscope; has the form of thin layers or sheets

Derived forms: smooth muscles

Type of: muscle, muscular tissue, musculus

Encyclopedia: Smooth muscle