Purkinje fiber

noun

Definition of Purkinje fiber

: any of the modified cardiac muscle fibers with few nuclei, granulated central cytoplasm, and sparse peripheral striations that make up a network of myocardial conducting tissue

First Known Use of Purkinje fiber

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Purkinje fiber was circa 1890

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“Purkinje fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Purkinje%20fiber. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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Purkinje fiber

noun

Medical Definition of Purkinje fiber

: any of the modified cardiac muscle fibers with few nuclei, granulated central cytoplasm, and sparse peripheral striations that make up Purkinje's network

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