Definition of microtubule in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrōˌt(y)o͞obyo͞ol/


A microscopic tubular structure present in numbers in the cytoplasm of cells, sometimes aggregating to form more complex structures.
Example sentences
  • The dynactin complex interacts with both microtubules and microfilaments.
  • As in wild type, the cytoplasm of the cap cell has many microtubules organized parallel to the longitudinal axis of the organelle.
  • The microtubules tie the chromosomes to the mitotic spindle during cell division.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·tu·bule

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