motor unit

noun

Definition of motor unit 

: a motor neuron together with the muscle fibers on which it acts

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Between the rear wheels is a twin-motor unit that acts as a differential to give power to the rear wheels. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Review: 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is a smooth three-row marvel," 12 June 2017 Both front and rear motors recapture energy when coasting to power the batteries, and the rear motor unit is automatically decoupled in certain situations, such as highway cruising, to improve efficiency. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Review: 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is a smooth three-row marvel," 12 June 2017 Previously, researchers have been able to detect up to 25 individual motor units. R. Douglas Fields, Scientific American, "Wristband Lets the Brain Control a Computer with a Thought and a Twitch," 27 Mar. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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motor unit

noun

Medical Definition of motor unit 

: a motor neuron together with the muscle fibers on which it acts

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