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microfilament

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noun mi·cro·fil·a·ment \ˌmī-krō-ˈfi-lə-mənt\

Definition of microfilament

  1. :  any of the minute actin-containing protein filaments of eukaryotic cytoplasm that function in maintaining structure and in intracellular movement



1963

First Known Use of microfilament

1963


Medical Dictionary

microfilament

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noun mi·cro·fil·a·ment \ˌmī-krō-ˈfil-ə-mənt\

Medical Definition of microfilament

  1. :  any of the minute actin-containing protein filaments that are widely distributed in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells, help maintain their structural framework, and play a role in the movement of cell components

microfilamentous \-ˌfil-ə-ˈment-əs\play adjective



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