microfilament


mi·cro·fil·a·ment

noun \ˌmī-krō-ˈfi-lə-mənt\

Definition of MICROFILAMENT

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

First Known Use of MICROFILAMENT

1963

mi·cro·fil·a·ment

noun \ˌmī-krō-ˈfil-ə-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MICROFILAMENT

: 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
mi·cro·fil·a·men·tous \-ˌfil-ə-ˈment-əs\ adjective

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