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1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Physiology) any muscle that is opposed in action by another muscle Compare antagonist 
2. a competitor, as in an agon
[from Greek agōn agon]
ag•o•nist (ˈæg ə nɪst)
1. a person engaged in a contest, conflict, struggle, etc., esp. the protagonist in a literary work.
2. a person who is torn by inner conflict.
3. a contracting muscle whose action is opposed by another muscle. Compare antagonist (def. 3).
4. a chemical substance capable of activating a receptor to induce a full or partial pharmacological response. Compare antagonist (def. 5).
one who contends for a prize in public games. — agonistic, agonistical, adj.See also: Athletics
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