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microtubule

microtubule

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

Definition of MICROTUBULE

:  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
mi·cro·tu·bu·lar \-byə-lər\ adjective

First Known Use of MICROTUBULE

1961

microtubule

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

Medical Definition of MICROTUBULE

:  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
mi·cro·tu·bu·lar \-byə-lər\ adjective

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