myofibril

[ mahy-uh-fahy-bruh l, -fib-ruh l ]
/ ˌmaɪ əˈfaɪ brəl, -ˈfɪb rəl /

noun Cell Biology.

a contractile fibril of skeletal muscle, composed mainly of actin and myosin.

Nearby words

  1. myoepithelioma,
  2. myoepithelium,
  3. myofacial pain-dysfunction syndrome,
  4. myofascial,
  5. myofascitis,
  6. myofibroblast,
  7. myofibroma,
  8. myofibrosis,
  9. myofibrositis,
  10. myofilament

Origin of myofibril

First recorded in 1895–1900; myo- + fibril

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Medicine definitions for myofibril

myofibril

[ mī′ə-fībrəl, -fĭbrəl ]

n.

One of the threadlike longitudinal fibrils occurring in a skeletal or cardiac muscle fiber.sarcostyle

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