noun Cell Biology, Physiology.
a motor neuron and the muscle fibers innervated by its axon.
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Origin of motor unit
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby motor unit
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Example sentences from the Web for motor unit
The upshot of it was that somebody reported him, and the officer in command of his "motor-unit" read him a stern lecture.
He wrote a letter to the officer in command of his motor-unit, telling what had happened to him, and couldn't it be arranged?
Medical definitions for motor unit
A single somatic motor neuron and the group of muscle fibers innervated by it.
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