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motor unit

noun, Cell Biology, Physiology
a motor neuron and the muscle fibers innervated by its axon.
Origin of motor unit
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Place the motor unit on the floor away from the bathtub so it cannot fall into the tub.
motor unit in Medicine

motor unit n.
A single somatic motor neuron and the group of muscle fibers innervated by it.

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