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 mūs, muscle; see myo– + –in.
- (biochemistry) A large family of motor proteins found in eukaryotic tissues, allowing mobility in muscles.
myo- (â€œrelating to muscleâ€), from Ancient Greek Î¼Ï…ÏŒÏ‚ (muos), genitive of Î¼á¿¦Ï‚ (mus, â€œmuscleâ€) + -in.