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

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circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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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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