myosin filament

n.

One of the contractile elements in skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle fibers.

Nearby words

  1. myosalpinx,
  2. myosarcoma,
  3. myosclerosis,
  4. myoscope,
  5. myosin,
  6. myosis,
  7. myositic,
  8. myositis,
  9. myositis fibrosa,
  10. myositis ossificans


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