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myofilament

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noun myo·fil·a·ment \-ˈfi-lə-mənt\

Definition of myofilament

  1. :  one of the individual filaments of actin or myosin that make up a myofibril



1949

First Known Use of myofilament

1949


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myofilament

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noun myo·fil·a·ment \-ˈfil-ə-mənt\

Medical Definition of myofilament

  1. :  one of the individual filaments of actin or myosin that make up a myofibril




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