Definition of myosin
: a fibrous globulin of muscle that can split ATP and that reacts with actin in muscle contraction to form actomyosin
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That means making sure the cells have myosin and actin — two proteins that are key to forming the cellular cytoskeleton, and to building muscle filaments.
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Origin and Etymology of myosin
International Scientific Vocabulary my- + 2-ose + 1-in
First Known Use: 1942See Words from the same year
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