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Fusiform muscle



A muscle that has a shape of spindle, which is being wider in the middle and narrowing towards both ends.


Example of fusiform muscle is the biceps brachii.

Fusiform muscles are arranged in a strap-like fashion to provide the greatest degree of shortening, thus, enabling the muscle to produce quick and wide range of motion. However, compared with penniform muscle, they are not a very powerful type of muscle.

Word origin: Latin, fusus
Synonym: musculus fusiformis, spindle-shaped muscle.
Compare: penniform muscle.
See also: muscle.

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... for as much of the following as possible for each individual skeletal muscle in the human anatomy: Language -origin -LOO definition Shape -Type of Shape (i.e., fusiform, pennate, bipennate, multipennate, convergent, parrellel etc) -Typical Angle(s) ...

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I have a question of a different sort : PLEASE HELP A muscle that has an external shape or form that is fusiform is an example of a ???? fibred muscle

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