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actomyosin

[ak-tuh-mahy-uh-sin] /ˌæk təˈmaɪ ə sɪn/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a complex protein, consisting of myosin and actin, that is the major constituent of skeletal muscle and is thought to interact with ATP to cause muscle contraction.
Origin of actomyosin
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; act(in) + -o- + myosin
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British Dictionary definitions for actomyosin

actomyosin

/ˌæktəʊˈmaɪəsɪn/
noun
1.
a complex protein in skeletal muscle that is formed by actin and myosin and which, when stimulated, shortens to cause muscle contraction
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actomyosin in Medicine

actomyosin ac·to·my·o·sin (āk'tə-mī'ə-sĭn)
n.
A protein complex that is the essential contractile substance of muscle, composed of the globulin myosin and actin.

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