from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A reflex contraction of a muscle in response to stretching of an attached tendon or of the muscle itself.
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- n. reflex contraction of a muscle when an attached tendon is pulled; important in maintaining erect posture
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