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ac·tin fil·a·ment

one of the contractile elements in muscular fibers and other cells; in skeletal muscle, the actin filaments are about 7.5 nm wide and 1 mcm long, and attach to the transverse Z filaments.
Synonym(s): thin filament

thin filament

In a sarcomere, one of the collection of contractile filaments made primarily of actin, seen microscopically.
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In comparison, muscle fibers in the Type II category are composed of thin filament and have a striated appearance.
Thin filaments and myosin were isolated from biopsies and mechanically assessed using the in vitro motility assay.
Key statement: A tension-exerted hoop for plastic and rubber articles comprises a tension-exerted (lock) hoop made up of a plurality of flexible wires wound into a hoop-shaped configuration wherein the flexible wires are respectively twined and bundled up via multiple thin filaments into identical-diameter wires each having a combining coarse surface defined by protruded and recessed sections at the outer periphery thereon.
In cervicitis, the TN bands were thickened in the basement membrane, and the protein was also present in the adjacent stroma in the form of thin filaments (Figure 1, B).
Twelve thin filaments of air twisted together are known as a multiple-spiral air twist; while a sharply twisted single filament is called a corkscrew - because that's what it looks like.
Long, thin filaments radiate from the umbra into a brighter surrounding region called the penumbra.