microfilament

noun
mi·​cro·​fil·​a·​ment | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈfi-lə-mənt How to pronounce microfilament (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Microfilament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microfilament. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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microfilament

noun
mi·​cro·​fil·​a·​ment | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈfil-ə-mənt How to pronounce microfilament (audio) \

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

Other Words from microfilament

microfilamentous \ -​ˌfil-​ə-​ˈment-​əs How to pronounce microfilament (audio) \ adjective

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