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1. sarcomere

noun. one of the segments into which a myofibril is divided.

Synonyms

  • sarcostyle
  • myofibrilla
  • segment

Etymology

  • -mere (English)
  • μέρος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • sarco- (English)
  • σάρξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word sarcomere


1. Noun, singular or mass
The very middle of a sarcomere contains only thick filaments because thin filaments do not extend completely inward from the two ends of the sarcomere, regions called Z-lines.

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