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myoid

 [mi´oid]
resembling muscle.

my·oid

(mī'oyd),
1. Resembling muscle.
2. One of the fine, contractile, threadlike protoplasmic elements found in certain epithelial cells in lower animals.
3. A contractile part of retinal cones in certain fish and amphibia. In mammals, the myoid is the inner part of the inner segment of rods and cones; it contains microtubules, the Golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum, and ribosomes, but no myofibrils.
[myo- + G. eidos, appearance]

myoid

/my·oid/ (mi´oid) resembling muscle.

my·oid

(mī'oyd)
1. Resembling muscle.
2. One of the fine, contractile, threadlike protoplasmic elements found in certain epithelial cells in lower animals.
[myo- + G. eidos, appearance]

ellipsoid

1. The refractile outer portion of the inner member of a rod or cone cell. It is located between the myoid and the outer member of the cell, and contains mitochondria. The myoid is in contact with the external limiting membrane of the retina while the outer member is next to the pigment epithelium. 2. Surface of revolution generated by rotating an ellipse about a major or minor axis.

myoid

resembling muscle.

myoid cell
striated muscle cells found in thymus tissue; they contain acetylcholine receptors and may be a target in immune-mediated myasthenia gravis.
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The peritubular myoid cells (PMC) have been postulated for some time to have a role in regulation of sertoli cell activity, but knowledge of PMC cell control and function remains extremely meager, particularly in the fetus.
The selected domains were the OS, ellipsoid, myoid, nucleus and synaptic terminal.
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oleifera and then alcohol showed areas of numerous seminiferous tubules containing myoid living cells, spermatogenic living cells, spermatogonia, spermatocytes, spermatids, and spermatozoa and lumen filled with semen.
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Peritubular myoid cell A smooth muscle cell located along the basement membrane of the seminiferous tubules.