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English noun: muscular contraction

1. muscular contraction (act) (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)

Synonymscontraction, muscle contraction

Broader (hypernym)shortening

Narrower (hyponym)Braxton-Hicks contraction, contracture, false labor, tetanus, uterine contraction, vaginismus

Domain categoryphysiology

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