Definition of Myofibrilla

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myofibrilla

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

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). ..."

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