Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or having the nature of a muscle, the parallel fibres of which attach to a tendon at an acute angle (as a feather that is barbed on one side).

Etymologies

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uni- +‎ pennate

Examples

  • Thirdly, in some muscles (e. g., the Peronei) the fibers are oblique and converge, like the plumes of a quill pen, to one side of a tendon which runs the entire length of the muscle; such muscles are termed unipennate.

    IV. Myology. 1. Mechanics of Muscle

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