a protein in muscles
Origin of myosinfrom Classical Greek mys (gen. myos), a muscle, mouse + -in
Any of a class of proteins that bind with actin filaments and generate many kinds of cell movement, especially the contraction of myofibrils in muscle cells.
Origin of myosinGreek muos genitive of mūs muscle ; see myo- . -in
- (biochemistry) A large family of motor proteins found in eukaryotic tissues, allowing mobility in muscles.
myo- (“relating to muscle"), from Ancient Greek Î¼Ï…ÏŒÏ‚ (muos), genitive of Î¼á¿¦Ï‚ (mus, “muscle") + -in.