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myofilament

[mahy-uh-fil-uh-muh nt] /ˌmaɪ əˈfɪl ə mənt/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
a threadlike filament of actin or myosin that is a component of a myofibril.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; myo- + filament
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myofilaments in Medicine

myofilament my·o·fil·a·ment (mī'ə-fĭl'ə-mənt)
n.
Any of the ultramicroscopic filaments, made up of actin and myosin, that are the structural units of a myofibril.

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