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Pennate muscle



A flat muscle with fascicles arranged obliquely to the central tendon.


Pennate muscles can produce very powerful actions. They also allow better stabilization but less flexibility.

Pennate muscles may be:

Synonym: penniform muscle

Compare: fusiform muscle

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