parallel muscle

parallel muscle

[′par·ə‚lel ′məs·əl]
(anatomy)
Any muscle having the long fibers arranged parallel to each other.
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Because the long, parallel muscle fibers carry these ephrin proteins on their surface, ephrin might be helping satellite cells move in a straighter line towards a distant 'mayday' signal.
The floor of the triangle comprises several parallel muscles covered by the prevertebral fascia (Bruce et al 1967, Drake et al 2005, Grant and Basmajian 1965, Last 1978, Moore and Dalley 2006, Wood Jones 1953, Woodburne and Burkel 1988, Zuckerman 1961).
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