homologous motion

homologous motion

[hə′mäl·ə·gəs ′mō·shən]
(industrial engineering)
A motion produced by one set of muscles that can be substituted for an essentially similar motion performed by another set of muscles; the substitution is usually made in order to reduce the stress needed to perform a work task.
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