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myofilament

[ mahy-uh-fil-uh-muhnt ]
/ ˌmaɪ əˈfɪl ə mənt /
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noun Cell Biology.
a threadlike filament of actin or myosin that is a component of a myofibril.
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Origin of myofilament

First recorded in 1945–50; myo- + filament
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Medical definitions for myofilament

myofilament
[ mī′ə-fĭlə-mənt ]

n.
Any of the ultramicroscopic filaments, made up of actin and myosin, that are the structural units of a myofibril.
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