sarcomere

sarcomere

[sahr-kuh-meer]
noun Biology.
any of the segments of myofibril in striated muscle fibers.

Origin:
1890–95; sarco- + -mere

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sarcomere (ˈsɑːkəʊˌmɪə)
 
n
any of the units that together comprise skeletal muscle

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sarcomere sar·co·mere (sär'kə-mēr')
n.
One of the segments into which a fibril of striated muscle is divided.

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sarcomere   (sär'kə-mîr')  Pronunciation Key 
The contractile unit of a skeletal muscle fiber. Sarcomeres are divided into bands of filaments made of actin or myosin. During muscle contraction, the filaments slide over each other to cause shortening of the sarcomere.
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