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cytoskeleton

Syllabification: cy·to·skel·e·ton
Pronunciation: /ˌsīdəˈskelətn
 
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Definition of cytoskeleton in English:

noun

Biology
A microscopic network of protein filaments and tubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells, giving them shape and coherence.
Example sentences
  • There is evidence that the cell wall plays an integral role in axis fixation and it is proposed that fixation occurs as a result of cross linking between the actin cytoskeleton and the cell wall.
  • Several techniques have been utilized to assess the mechanical properties of the cytoskeleton of various cell types.
  • Dynamical rearrangements in the cytoskeleton enable cells to migrate, to divide, or to maintain their shape.

Derivatives

cytoskeletal

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Pronunciation: /-ˈskelitl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In eukaryotes, the movement of bivalent molecules along cytoskeletal filaments enables organelles and vesicles to be transported from one location in the cell to another.
  • A more detailed model of the eukaryotic cell would include a cytoskeletal matrix that is surrounded by a lipid membrane.
  • A prerequisite for living organisms is the regulated dynamics of the cytoskeletal elements.

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