sarcoplasmic reticulum

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sarcoplasmic reticulum was in 1953

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“Sarcoplasmic reticulum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcoplasmic%20reticulum. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

sarcoplasmic reticulum

noun
: 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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