lengthening reaction

noun

length·​en·​ing reaction ˈleŋ(k)th-(ə-)niŋ-, ˈlen(t)th- How to pronounce lengthening reaction (audio)
: reflex relaxation of a muscle when it is subjected to excessive and vigorous stretching

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“Lengthening reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lengthening%20reaction. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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