slow-twitch

adjective
\ ˈslō-ˌtwich How to pronounce slow-twitch (audio) \

Definition of slow-twitch

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

First Known Use of slow-twitch

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Slow-twitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slow-twitch. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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slow-twitch

adjective
\ ˌslō-ˌtwich How to pronounce slow-twitch (audio) \

Medical Definition of slow-twitch

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

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