Definition of Myofibrilla
1. Noun. One of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber.
Terms within: Sarcoplasm, Sarcomere
Group relationships: Striated Muscle Cell, Striated Muscle Fiber
Generic synonyms: Fibril, Filament, Strand
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Literary usage of Myofibrilla
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"... metabolism which takes place in all living cells or are they concerned with the process of differentiation of such structures as the myofibrilla?, ..."
2. A Laboratory manual and text-book of embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1922)
"The sarcoplasmic granules become arranged in rows and constitute the myofibrilla, which increase in number by longitudinal splitting (Fig. 298 B, C). ..."