sarcoplasmic reticulum

noun

Definition of sarcoplasmic reticulum

  1. :  the specialized endoplasmic reticulum of cardiac muscle and skeletal striated muscle that functions especially as a storage and release area for calcium

First Known Use of sarcoplasmic reticulum

1953


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sarcoplasmic reticulum

noun

Medical Definition of sarcoplasmic reticulum

  1. :  the endoplasmic reticulum of cardiac muscle and skeletal striated muscle that functions especially as a storage and release area for calcium


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