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opponent muscle

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Definition of opponent muscle in English:

noun

Anatomy
Any of several muscles enabling the thumb to be placed front to front against a finger of the same hand.
Example sentences
  • A contracted muscle will have an opponent muscle that will test weak.
  • The reverse action is performed by that muscle's opponent muscle, usually situated on the opposite side of the limb or part of the body in which the movement is produced.

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