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Thick filament

Definition noun, plural: thick filaments A type of myofilament that is made up of bipolar myosin II filaments, and is... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Filament

Definition noun, plural: filaments (1) threadlike structure. (2) a fiber or fibril. (3) a long chain of protein subunit, as... Read More

Thin filament

Definition noun, plural: thin filaments A type of myofilament that is made up of actin, troponin, and tropomyosin molecules,... Read More

Myofilament

Definition noun, plural: myofilaments Any of the filaments made up of proteins and comprise the... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Z disc

Definition noun, plural: Z discs The region or line formed in the sarcomere into which the thin filaments are... Read More

Microfilament

Definition noun plural: microfilaments mi·cro·fil·a·ments, mī'krō-fil'ă-mĕnts A thin, helical, single-stranded... Read More

Muscular system

Muscular System Definition What is the muscular system? The muscular system is a system that includes muscle cells and... Read More

Cytoskeleton

Definition noun plural: cytoskeletons cy·to·skel·e·ton (cell biology) The lattice or internal framework of a cell... Read More

Myosin

Definition noun, plural: myosins A family of motor ATPases that interact with f actin filaments Supplement Myosins belong to... Read More

Bacteria

Bacteria Definition What are bacteria? What is the definition of bacteria in biology? Bacteria are defined as organisms... Read More

Sarcomere

Definition noun, plural: sarcomeres A segment consisting of a highly organized assembly of filaments delimited by two Z... Read More

Myosin filament

myosin filament One of the contractile elements in skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle fibres; in skeletal muscle, the... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Cell matrix

Definition noun plural: cell matrices cell ma·trix, ˈmeɪtɹɪks An insoluble, dynamic gel in the cytoplasm, believed... Read More

Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Eubacteria

Eubacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms consisting of a single cell lacking a nucleus and containing DNA is a single... Read More

Fibre

Definition noun, plural: fibres (1) (anatomy) Any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber and muscle fiber (2)... Read More

Fiber

Definition noun, plural: fibers (1) (anatomy) any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber (2) (botany) A cell... Read More

Cell adhesion

Cell Adhesion Definition Cell adhesion is the process in which a cell uses a specialized complex of proteins to get... Read More

Striated muscle

Definition noun, plural: striated muscles A muscle that is made up of long fibers characterized by transverse or oblique... Read More