Cytoskeleton meaning

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The internal framework of a cell, composed largely of actin filaments and microtubules.
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A flexible network of various kinds of protein filaments, as microtubules, in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells, providing structure for the cell and helping with normal cell activity, esp. with movement and cellular division.
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The internal framework of a eukaryotic cell, composed of protein filaments that provide structural support and drive the movement of the cell and its internal components, typically divided into three categories (microfilaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules) based on the diameter and composition of the filaments.
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The internal framework of a cell, composed of a network of protein filaments and extending throughout the fluid of the cell (the cytosol). The cytoskeleton consists mainly of actin filaments and microtubules and plays an important role in cell movement, shape, growth, division, and differentiation, as well as in the movement of organelles within the cell. All eukaryotic cells have a cytoskeleton.
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(cytology) A cellular structure like a skeleton, contained within the cytoplasm.
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