Definition of Microfilaments

1. Noun. (plural of microfilament) ¹



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Definition of Microfilaments

1. microfilament [n] - See also: microfilament

Medical Definition of Microfilaments

1. The smallest of the cytoskeletal filaments. They are composed chiefly of actin and/or myosin. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microfilaments

microfiber
microfibers
microfibre
microfibres
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microfibrillar
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microfibrous
microfiche
microfiches
microfiction
microfictions
microfilament
microfilament proteins
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microfilaments (current term)
microfilaraemia
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microfilaricides
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microfills
microfilm
microfilmable
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microfilmer

Literary usage of Microfilaments

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1. Inside the Cell by Maya Pines (1990)
"There are three main kinds of cytoskeletal fibers—microfilaments, ... In addition to their structural roles, microtubules and microfilaments are essential ..."

2. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"Therefore a not unreasonable terminology has been adopted, namely, to call such structures "intermediate filaments," ie, intermediate between microfilaments ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... by electron microscopy with similarly oriented subcellular fibrils that have been classified as microfilaments, micro- tubules, and filaments (/). ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... forms: rather the capping response in the alveolar macrophage may depend upon a unique topographical relationship of microfilaments to the membrane (4) ..."

5. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"CHOLESTATIC JAUNDICE: DISRUPTION OF microfilaments? In 1952, Lloyd-Thomas and Sherlock used methyltestosterone to treat pru- ritis associated with ..."

6. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"New York:Marcel Dekker, 1988;12. Wessell NK, Spooner BS, Ash AF. microfilaments in cellular and developmental processes. Science 171:135—139 (1971). ..."

7. An International Perspective on Advancing Technologies And Strategies for by Bgh, National Research Council (2005)
"... systems build their structural components, like microtubules, microfilaments, and chromatin.'7 In other words, biochemistry is a nanoscale phenomenon. ..."

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