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Related to thick filament: Thin filament
one of the contractile elements in skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle fibers; in skeletal muscle, the filament is about 15 nm thick and 1.5 mcm long.
Synonym(s): thick filament
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In a sarcomere, one of the collection of contractile filaments made primarily of myosin, seen microscopically.
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