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

Dictionary Entries Near thick filament

Cite this Entry

“Thick filament.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!