Definition of Sarcomeres

1. Noun. (plural of sarcomere) ¹



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Definition of Sarcomeres

1. sarcomere [n] - See also: sarcomere

Medical Definition of Sarcomeres

1. The repeating contractile units of the myofibril, delimited by z bands along its length. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sarcomeres

sarcoma botryoides
sarcoma cell
sarcoma growth factor
sarcoma virus
sarcomas
sarcomastigophora
sarcomastigophora infections
sarcomata
sarcomatic
sarcomatoid
sarcomatoid carcinoma
sarcomatoses
sarcomatosis
sarcomatous
sarcomere
sarcomeres (current term)
sarcomeric
sarconeme
sarconet
sarconets
sarcopenia
sarcopenias
sarcophaga
sarcophagal
sarcophagan
sarcophagans
sarcophagi
sarcophagine synthetase
sarcophagous
sarcophagus

Literary usage of Sarcomeres

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1898)
"In each series, each contraction leaves in the sarcomeres a certain residuum of acid and additional water which determine the ..."

2. A Text-book of Physiology by Isaac Ott (1909)
"These membranes divide the fibers into a series of segments, called sarcomeres. ... The ends of the sarcomeres are thereby contracted opposite the membrane ..."

3. A Text-book of Histology: Arranged Upon an Embryological Basis by Frederic Thomas Lewis, Philipp Stöhr (1913)
"He regards them as the places where new sarcomeres form, thus providing for ... that they are shorter than adjacent sarcomeres favors this interpretation. ..."

4. A Text-book of Histology: Including Microscopic Technic by Alexander A. Böhm, M. von Davidoff (1904)
"... (or unequally staining substances) a fibril may be divided into successive portions or protoplasmic metameres which may be termed sarcomeres (Schafer) ..."

5. A Dictionary of terms used in medicine and the collateral sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1900)
"... ultimate contractile fibre» of muscles embedded in non-contractile sarcoplasm, and separated by the membrane of Krause into- segments called sarcomeres. ..."

6. A Manual of histology by Henry Erdmann Radasch (1918)
"McDougal advanced the theory that the shortening of the sarcomeres in contraction ... absorption of water causing the sarcomeres to swell, especially in the ..."

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