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isometric

Pronunciation: i'so-met'rik

Definition:

  1. Of equal dimensions.
  2. In physiology, denoting the condition when the ends of a contracting muscle are held fixed so that contraction produces increased tension at a constant overall length.

[iso- + G. metron, measure]

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