actomyosin

noun
ac·​to·​my·​o·​sin | \ ˌak-tə-ˈmī-ə-sən How to pronounce actomyosin (audio) \

Definition of actomyosin

: a contractile complex of actin and myosin that together with ATP is active during muscular contraction

First Known Use of actomyosin

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for actomyosin

act(in) + -o- + myosin

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“Actomyosin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actomyosin. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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actomyosin

noun
ac·​to·​my·​o·​sin | \ ˌak-tə-ˈmī-ə-sən How to pronounce actomyosin (audio) \

Medical Definition of actomyosin

: a viscous contractile complex of actin and myosin concerned together with ATP in muscular contraction

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