myofilament

noun
myo·​fil·​a·​ment | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈfi-lə-mənt How to pronounce myofilament (audio) \

Definition of myofilament

: one of the individual filaments of actin or myosin that make up a myofibril

First Known Use of myofilament

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Myofilament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myofilament. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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myofilament

noun
myo·​fil·​a·​ment | \ -ˈfil-ə-mənt How to pronounce myofilament (audio) \

Medical Definition of myofilament

: one of the individual filaments of actin or myosin that make up a myofibril

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