microfilament

noun mi·cro·fil·a·ment \ ˌmī-krō-ˈfi-lə-mənt \

Definition of microfilament

: any of the minute actin-containing protein filaments of eukaryotic cytoplasm that function in maintaining structure and in intracellular movement

First Known Use of microfilament

1963


Medical Dictionary

microfilament

noun mi·cro·fil·a·ment \ ˌmī-krō-ˈfil-ə-mənt \

medical Definition of microfilament

: any of the minute actin-containing protein filaments that are widely distributed in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells, help maintain their structural framework, and play a role in the movement of cell components

microfilamentous

play \-ˌfil-ə-ˈment-əs\ adjective

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