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striated muscle

Syllabification: stri·at·ed mus·cle

Definition of striated muscle in English:

noun

Physiology
Muscle tissue in which the contractile fibrils in the cells are aligned in parallel bundles, so that their different regions form stripes visible in a microscope. Muscles of this type are attached to the skeleton by tendons and are under voluntary control. Also called skeletal muscle. Often contrasted with smooth muscle.
Example sentences
  • Differentiation of vertebrate skeletal striated muscle can be studied in cell culture and provides a valuable model system for cell differentiation.
  • A second major difference between smooth and striated muscle is that smooth muscle contains a unique myosin light-chain subunit known as p-light chain.
  • Here, striated muscle is replaced by smooth muscle, the two types of muscle interdigitating over several centimeters.

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