Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating

sarcoplasmic reticulum

[sahr-kuh-plaz-mik] /ˌsɑr kəˈplæz mɪk/
noun, Cell Biology.
a system of membrane-bound tubules that surrounds muscle fibrils, releasing calcium ions during contraction and absorbing them during relaxation.
Origin of sarcoplasmic reticulum
1950-55; sarco- + plasm(a) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
sarcoplasmic-reticulum in Medicine

sarcoplasmic reticulum n.
The endoplasmic reticulum found in striated muscle fibers.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for sarcoplasmic

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for sarcoplasmic-reticulum