microtubule

noun mi·cro·tu·bule \ ˌmī-krō-ˈtü-(ˌ)byül , -ˈtyü- \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of microtubule

: any of the minute tubules in eukaryotic cytoplasm that are composed of the protein tubulin and form an important component of the cytoskeleton, mitotic spindle, cilia, and flagella

microtubular

play \-byə-lər\ adjective

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1961

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microtubule

noun mi·cro·tu·bule \ ˌmī-krō-ˈt(y)ü-(ˌ)byü(ə)l \

medical Definition of microtubule

: any of the minute tubules in eukaryotic cytoplasm that are composed of the protein tubulin and form an important component of the cytoskeleton, mitotic spindle, cilia, and flagella

microtubular

play \-byə-lər\ adjective

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