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Search Results for: fusiform

Fusiform muscle

Definition noun A muscle that has a shape of spindle, which is being wider in the middle and narrowing towards both... Read More

Fusiform cells of cerebral cortex

Fusiform cells of cerebral cortex spindle-shaped cells in the sixth layer of the cerebral... Read More

Pith

Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Spindle-shaped

Definition adjective Having a shape like a spindle, that is being wide in the middle then tapering at both... Read More

Muscle spindle

Definition noun A fusiform mechanoreceptor (specifically a stretch receptor) within the skeletal muscle, composed of a... Read More

Fibroblast

Definition noun, plural: fibroblasts Cell of connective tissue that produces and secretes fibers (e.g. collagens, reticular... Read More

Pennate muscle

Definition noun A flat muscle with fascicles arranged obliquely to the central tendon. Supplement Pennate muscles can... Read More

Ascaris

Definition noun A genus comprised of species of parasitic nematodes characterized by resembling earthworms and having... Read More

Penniform muscle

Definition noun A flat muscle with fascicles arranged obliquely to the central tendon. Supplement Penniform muscles,... Read More

Involuntary muscle

A muscle act typically either under the control of the will or without conscious control. Muscles that can be controlled at... Read More

Cortex

Definition noun, plural: cortexes, cortices (anatomy) The outer layer or region of a structure or an internal organ (botany)... Read More