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sarcoplasmic reticulum

[sahr-kuh-plaz-mik] /ˌsɑr kəˈplæz mɪk/
noun, Cell Biology.
a system of membrane-bound tubules that surrounds muscle fibrils, releasing calcium ions during contraction and absorbing them during relaxation.
Origin of sarcoplasmic reticulum
First recorded in 1950-55; sarco- + plasm(a) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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sarcoplasmic reticulum in Medicine

sarcoplasmic reticulum n.
The endoplasmic reticulum found in striated muscle fibers.

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