a protein in muscles
Origin of myosin; from Classical Greek mys (gen. myos), a muscle, mouse + -in
The most common protein in muscle cells, responsible for the elastic and contractile properties of muscle. It combines with actin to form actomyosin.
Origin of myosinGreek muos, genitive of m&umacron;s, 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.