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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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  • The upshot of it was that somebody reported him, and the officer in command of his "motor-unit" read him a stern lecture.

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • 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?

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
motor-unit in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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