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noun as in shaft

noun as in pivot

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Around that time, the muscle’s golgi tendon organs—spindles of neurons that sit on the muscle fibers—kick in and inhibit muscle contractions, allowing your muscles to relax and lengthening the stretching you can do.

Muscles contain special sensory receptor cells called muscle spindles.

The author, an art curator and educator who has developed curriculums on animals, speculates that hippo empathy may derive from their brains being well-stocked with spindle neurons, which are associated in many species with social emotions.

Hyman became interested in understanding the formation of mitotic spindles during his graduate studies in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge in the 1980s.

Along the way, a succession of other rapacious characters flock to the Spindle Gallery.

At the center of the action—and the guessing game of who inspired each character—is über-dealer Art Spindle (Danny Huston).

No sooner had she picked up the spindle, than she pricked her hand with it, and fell swooning.

Behind the bride were carried the distaff and spindle, emblems of domestic life.

A very convenient method of keeping shipping tags at hand is to slip them on a desk spindle.

In the thick shade of a fig-tree, by a running spring, sat a blind woman unrolling the last gold and silver thread from a spindle.

He lifted a spindle-legged table in the air and went on talking.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spindle, such as: arbor, axis, axle, lance, pivot, and pole.

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