bipennate muscle

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pen·nate mus·cle

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a muscle with a central tendon toward which the fibers converge on either side like the barbs of a feather.
See: semipennate muscle.

bipennate muscle

A muscle in which the fibers converge from both sides to a central tendon.
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See also: muscle
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Bipinnate muscles therefore generate more force per unit volume than do linear muscles (Goldspink, 1977).