muscle fibre


muscle fibre
Component of a skeletal muscle comprising a single syncytial cell that contains myofibrils.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • muscle fibre — noun an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body • Syn: ↑muscle cell, ↑muscle fiber • Hypernyms: ↑fiber, ↑fibre, ↑somatic cell, ↑vegetative cell • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • muscle fibre — /ˈmʌsəl faɪbə/ (say musuhl fuybuh) noun any of the long contractible cells which comprise striated muscles …   Australian English dictionary

  • twitch muscle fibre — noun a muscle fibre involved in movement, either in low intensity movement and posture requiring strength of contraction (slow twitch muscle fibre) or in high intensity movement, such as sprinting and heavy lifting requiring speed of contraction… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Muscle spindle — Latin fusus neuromuscularis Code TH H3.11.06.0.00018 Muscle spindles are sensory receptors within the belly of a muscle, which primarily detect changes in the length of this muscle. They convey length information to the central nervous system via …   Wikipedia

  • muscle — muscleless, adj. muscly, adj. /mus euhl/, n., v., muscled, muscling, adj. n. 1. a tissue composed of cells or fibers, the contraction of which produces movement in the body. 2. an organ, composed of muscle tissue, that contracts to produce a… …   Universalium

  • muscle disease — ▪ pathology Introduction       any of the diseases and disorders that affect the human muscle system (muscle system, human). Diseases and disorders that result from direct abnormalities of the muscles are called primary muscle diseases; those… …   Universalium

  • muscle fiber — noun an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑muscle cell, ↑muscle fibre • Hypernyms: ↑fiber, ↑fibre, ↑somatic cell, ↑vegetative cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • muscle cell — noun an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body • Syn: ↑muscle fiber, ↑muscle fibre • Hypernyms: ↑fiber, ↑fibre, ↑somatic cell, ↑vegetative cell • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fibre */*/ — UK [ˈfaɪbə(r)] / US [ˈfaɪbər] noun Word forms fibre : singular fibre plural fibres 1) [uncountable] the parts of fruit, vegetables, and grains that your body cannot digest (= change into substances it can use). It helps food to pass through your… …   English dictionary

  • muscle spindle — A specialized muscle fibre found in tetrapod vertebrates. A bundle of muscle fibres is innervated by sensory neurons. Stretching the muscle causes the neurons to fire; the muscle spindle thus functions as a stretch receptor …   Dictionary of molecular biology


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