Z filament

n.

The thin zigzag strand at the Z line of striated muscle fibers to which the actin filaments attach.

Nearby words

  1. zipporah,
  2. zippy,
  3. ziram,
  4. zircalloy,
  5. zircaloy,
  6. zirconia,
  7. zirconic,
  8. zirconium,
  9. zirconium oxide,
  10. zirconyl


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