preload

[ prēlōd′ ]

n.

The load to which a muscle is subjected before shortening.

Nearby words

  1. preliminary sat/national merit qualifying test,
  2. prelimit,
  3. prelims,
  4. prelingually deaf,
  5. preliterate,
  6. prelog,
  7. prelog, vladimir,
  8. prelogical thinking,
  9. preloved,
  10. prelude


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