leptomere

lep·to·mere

(lep'tō-mēr),
A minute particle of living matter; Asclepiades believed the body was composed of an aggregation of vast numbers of leptomeres.
[lepto- + G. meros, part]

leptomere

An obsolete, nonspecific term for a minute particle of living matter.
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pharmacologic: La dynamique des substances leptomeres chez Galien,"
The Purkinje cells have been observed in this study to contain rounded aggregations of leptomeres. Leptomeres have previously been described by Hirako [15] who suggested that they represented an aberrant form of muscle fibril arising during development.