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muscle spindle

muscle spindle

noun

Definition of MUSCLE SPINDLE

:  a sensory end organ in a muscle that is sensitive to stretch in the muscle, consists of small striated muscle fibers richly supplied with nerve fibers, and is enclosed in a connective tissue sheath —called also stretch receptor

First Known Use of MUSCLE SPINDLE

1894

muscle spindle

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MUSCLE SPINDLE

:  a sensory end organ in a muscle that is sensitive to stretch in the muscle, consists of small striated muscle fibers richly supplied with nerve fibers, and is enclosed in a connective tissue sheath—called also stretch receptor

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