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slow-twitch

[ sloh-twich ]
/ ˈsloʊˌtwɪtʃ /
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adjective Physiology.

of or relating to muscle fiber that contracts relatively slowly and is resistant to fatigue (distinguished from fast-twitch).

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Origin of slow-twitch

First recorded in 1975–80
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Medical definitions for slow-twitch

slow-twitch

adj.

Of or relating to skeletal muscle that is composed of weak, slowly contracting fibers, adapted for low-intensity, high-endurance activities.
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