Definition of Myofibril

1. Noun. One of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber.

Exact synonyms: Myofibrilla, Sarcostyle
Terms within: Sarcoplasm, Sarcomere
Group relationships: Striated Muscle Cell, Striated Muscle Fiber
Generic synonyms: Fibril, Filament, Strand



Definition of Myofibril

1. Noun. (muscle) Cylindrical organelles, found within muscle cells, that are the contractile unit of muscles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Myofibril

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myofibril

myodynamometers
myodynia
myoelectric
myoelectrical
myoelectricity
myoendocrine
myoendothelial
myoendothelium
myoepithelial
myofacial
myofascial
myofiber
myofibers
myofibre
myofibres
myofibril (current term)
myofibrilla
myofibrillar
myofibrillary
myofibrils
myofibroblast
myofibroblasts
myofilament
myofilaments
myogen
myogenesis
myogenic
myogenin
myogens
myoglobin

Literary usage of Myofibril

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1. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"The author's previous researches showed that the myofibril is not a solid ... The myofibril is therefore surrounded by a sheath which is reinforced at ..."

2. A Text-book of Histology: Arranged Upon an Embryological Basis by Frederic Thomas Lewis, Philipp Stöhr (1913)
"It has been supposed that the fibrils in a column arise by the longitudinal splitting of a primitive myofibril, but in sections it often appears that the ..."

3. Gait Analysis in the Science of Rehabilitation edited by Joel A. DeLisa (2000)
"As the local neuron chemically activates the muscle fiber at its myoneural junction, an electrical charge is sent up and down each myofibril (Figure 2b), ..."

4. Kirkes' Handbook of Physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes, Charles Wilson Greene (1922)
"... end of muscle nucleus; e, coarse myofibril;/, fine myofibril; g, connective-tissue cell with connective-tissue fibrils surrounding it; h, elastic fiber. ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"... is not better than muscle fibril or myofibril, and "synapse" is not, for high school scholars, an improvement upon terminal branches. ..."

6. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1920)
"Science, ns, vol. 48, 398 (1918). . The development of the cross-striated myofibril in the heart muscle of the chick embryo. ..."

7. An Introduction to Cytology by Lester Whyland Sharp (1921)
"... last line: for muscle fibers read myofibrils. Page 121. lines 2, 3, and 5: for fiber read fibril, line 6: for muscle fiber read myofibril. ..."

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