sar·​co·​mere | \ ˈsär-kə-ˌmir \

Definition of sarcomere

: any of the repeating structural units of striated muscle fibrils

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The basic functional units of muscle tissue are called sarcomeres. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "Everything You Need to Know About Whether You Should Actually Bother Stretching," 19 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of sarcomere

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sarcomere

sarco- + -mere

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The first known use of sarcomere was in 1891

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sar·​co·​mere | \ ˈsär-kə-ˌmi(ə)r \

Medical Definition of sarcomere

: any of the repeating structural units of striated muscle fibrils

Other Words from sarcomere

sarcomeric \ ˌsär-​kə-​ˈmer-​ik \ adjective

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