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slow–twitch

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adjective \ˈslō-ˌtwich\

Definition of slow–twitch

  1. :  of, relating to, or being muscle fiber that contracts slowly especially during sustained physical activity requiring endurance — compare fast-twitch



1971

First Known Use of slow–twitch

1971


Medical Dictionary

slow–twitch

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adjective \ˌslō-ˌtwich\

Medical Definition of slow–twitch

  1. :  of, relating to, or being muscle fiber that contracts slowly especially during sustained physical activity requiring endurance—compare fast-twitch




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