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Muscle contraction   /mˈəsəl kəntrˈækʃən/   Listen
Muscle contraction

noun
1.
(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber).  Synonyms: contraction, muscular contraction.






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