sarcoplasmic reticulum

noun

Definition of sarcoplasmic reticulum

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

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Sarcoplasmic reticulum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcoplasmic%20reticulum. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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sarcoplasmic reticulum

noun

Medical Definition of sarcoplasmic reticulum

: 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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