Definition of Muscle fiber

1. Noun. An elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body.

Exact synonyms: Muscle Cell, Muscle Fibre
Generic synonyms: Fiber, Fibre, Somatic Cell, Vegetative Cell
Group relationships: Muscle, Musculus
Specialized synonyms: Striated Muscle Cell, Striated Muscle Fiber, Smooth Muscle Cell

Definition of Muscle fiber

1. Noun. A single cell of a muscle. Each muscle fibers contain many myofibrils, the contractile unit of muscles. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muscle Fiber

muscle boys
muscle builder
muscle building
muscle bundle
muscle car
muscle cars
muscle cell
muscle contraction
muscle curve
muscle denervation
muscle dysmorphia
muscle epithelium
muscle fascicle
muscle fatigue
muscle fiber (current term)
muscle fibers
muscle fibre
muscle fibres
muscle hypertonia
muscle hypotonia
muscle in
muscle in on
muscle into
muscle man
muscle memory
muscle men
muscle neoplasms
muscle of antitragus

Literary usage of Muscle fiber

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"In a longitudinal section of a muscle-fiber, we not infrequently meet with oblong solid masses of a highly refracting nature, which are termed by the ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Muscles The contracting unit of skeletal muscle, the muscle fiber, ... Within a muscle fiber are two main proteins, actin and myosin These proteins are long ..."

3. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"He happened, on one occasion, to find a frog's muscle fiber containing a nematode worm within the sarcolemma. ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1884)
"All later assertions concerning the structure of the muscle-fiber we regard as unnecessary complications of this, comparatively simple, structure, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"According to Bernstein, in both smooth and striated muscle fiber there is, ... The result is that in the muscle fiber at rest the surface must exceed ..."

6. School and Home Cooking by Carlotta Cherryholmes Greer (1920)
"(5) muscle fiber. — Shape one portion of the muscle fiber into a ball. ... Use the second portion of muscle fiber and cook in water at simmering temperature ..."

7. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"The sensory are distributed at least in part to the tendon, but the motor fibers branch freely and a branch penetrates each muscle fiber, piercing the ..."

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