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a class of tough protein filaments (including keratin filaments, neurofilaments, desmin, and vimentin) that measure 9-11 nm in thickness and make up part of the cytoskeleton of the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells; so named because they are intermediate in thickness between actin filaments and microtubules.
intermediate filamentspart of the cell cytoskeleton, forming a network around the nucleus, extending to the cell periphery and crossing the cell membrane to form desmosomes
1. between; intervening; resembling, in part, each of two extremes.
2. a substance formed in a chemical process that is essential to formation of the end-product of the process.
intermediate cell mass
intracellular protein fibers which are part of the cytoskeleton in eukaryotic cells.
especially in parasitology, a host in which the parasite undergoes a stage, usually the larval or nonsexual stage, in its development. The host may be an insect vector which also acts as the transmitting medium, or another insect or animal species which is a passive enhancer, the infection being spread by other means.
see zonula adherens.
mesoderm located just lateral to the somites, uniting the paraxial and lateral plate mesoderm.
intermediate sheep footrot
less underrunning of horn and less likelihood of resulting in chronic lesions than in virulent footrot.