myofilament

noun

myo·​fil·​a·​ment ˌmī-ə-ˈfi-lə-mənt How to pronounce myofilament (audio)
: one of the individual filaments of actin or myosin that make up a myofibril

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myofilament was in 1949

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“Myofilament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myofilament. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

myofilament

noun
myo·​fil·​a·​ment -ˈfil-ə-mənt How to pronounce myofilament (audio)
: one of the individual filaments of actin or myosin that make up a myofibril

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