myofilaments

my·o·fil·a·ments

(mī'ō-fil'ă-ments),
The ultramicroscopic threads of filamentous proteins making up myofibrils in striated muscle. Thick ones contain myosin and thin ones mostly actin; thick and thin myofilaments also occur in smooth muscle fibers but are not regularly arranged in discrete myofibrils and thus do not impart a striated appearance to these cells.

my·o·fil·a·ments

(mī'ō-fil'ă-mĕnts)
The ultramicroscopic threads of filamentous proteins making up myofibrils in striated muscle. Thick ones contain myosin and thin ones, actin; thick and thin myofilaments also occur in smooth muscle fibers but are not regularly arranged in discrete myofibrils and thus do not impart a striated appearance to these cells.

myofilaments

actin and myosin (i.e. actomyosin basic contractile unit of muscle tissue)

myofilaments (mī″·ō·fiˑ·l·mnts),

n.pl bundles of threads called myosin and actin that comprise individual fibers in a striated muscle.
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