thick filament

noun

Medical Definition of thick filament

: a myofilament of one of the two types making up myofibrils that is 10 to 12 nanometers (100 to 120 angstroms) in width and is composed of the protein myosin — compare thin filament

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“Thick filament.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thick%20filament. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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