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actomyosin

noun ac·to·my·o·sin \ˌak-tə-ˈmī-ə-sən\

Definition of ACTOMYOSIN

:  a contractile complex of actin and myosin that together with ATP is active during muscular contraction
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Origin of ACTOMYOSIN

International Scientific Vocabulary actin + -o- + myosin
First Known Use: 1942
Medical Dictionary

actomyosin

noun ac·to·my·o·sin \ˌak-tə-ˈmī-ə-sən\

Medical Definition of ACTOMYOSIN

:  a viscous contractile complex of actin and myosin concerned together with ATP in muscular contraction

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