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microtubule

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noun mi·cro·tu·bule \ˌmī-krō-ˈtü-(ˌ)byül, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of microtubule

  1. :  any of the minute tubules in eukaryotic cytoplasm that are composed of the protein tubulin and form an important component of the cytoskeleton, mitotic spindle, cilia, and flagella

microtubular

play \-byə-lər\ adjective


1961

First Known Use of microtubule

1961


Medical Dictionary

microtubule

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noun mi·cro·tu·bule \ˌmī-krō-ˈt(y)ü-(ˌ)byü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of microtubule

  1. :  any of the minute tubules in eukaryotic cytoplasm that are composed of the protein tubulin and form an important component of the cytoskeleton, mitotic spindle, cilia, and flagella

microtubular

\-byə-lər\play adjective


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