Definition of Cytoskeleton

1. Noun. A microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence.




Definition of Cytoskeleton

1. Noun. (cytology) A cellular structure like a skeleton, contained within the cytoplasm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cytoskeleton

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Medical Definition of Cytoskeleton

1. That part of the cytoplasm that remains when organelles and internal membrane systems are removed. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cytoskeleton

cytoreductions
cytoreductive
cytoreductive therapy
cytoryctes
cytosides
cytosine
cytosine-DNA glycosidase
cytosine-UDP-glucuronosyltransferase
cytosine arabinoside
cytosine ribonucleoside
cytosines
cytosis
cytoskeletal
cytoskeletal proteins
cytoskeletally
cytoskeleton (current term)
cytoskeletons
cytosmear
cytosol
cytosol non-specific dipeptidase
cytosolic
cytosols
cytosome
cytosomes
cytospin
cytospins
cytostasis
cytostatic
cytostatically
cytostatics

Literary usage of Cytoskeleton

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1. Inside the Cell by Maya Pines (1990)
"Keeping a cell firm while enabling it to move are the twin roles played by the cytoskeleton. For a long time, microscopists believed that the cytoplasm ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... rapid reduction in the amount of actin associated with the cytoskeleton. The effect of nicotine but not high K+ on cytoskeletal actin was independent of ..."

3. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"Future studies will have to elucidate the role of synapsins and their interactions with the cytoskeleton in synaptic vesicle traffic. 5. ..."

4. Lightness: The Inevitable Renaissance of Minimum Energy Structures by Adriaan Beukers, Ed “van” Hinte (2005)
"The cell's 'cytoskeleton' consists of contractile micro fila- A bird's wing is a ... 'Although the cytoskeleton is surrounded by membranes and penetrated by ..."

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