Definition of slow-twitch in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslōˌtwiCH/


[attributive] Physiology
(Of a muscle fiber) contracting slowly, providing endurance rather than strength.
Example sentences
  • Mechanical efficiency depends upon the extent to which the swimmer can recruit slow-twitch muscle fibres, which are more efficient at converting chemical energy into muscle contraction than are fast-twitch fibres.
  • Athletes know that building slow-twitch muscle comes from endurance training and regular exercise.
  • In these cases, the myosin in the FT fibres became more like that in the slow-twitch fibres.

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Syllabification: slow-twitch

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