spurt muscle

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A skeletal muscle that has its origin some distance from the joint about which it acts and its insertion near the joint. It directs the greater part of its force across the bone, rather than along it, and provides the force that acts tangentially to the curve traversed by the bone during movement. Spurt muscles tend to be prime movers. Compare shunt muscles.

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