Myosin meaning

mīə-sĭn
The most common protein in muscle cells, responsible for the elastic and contractile properties of muscle. It combines with actin to form actomyosin.
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A protein in muscles.
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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.
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A protein found in muscle tissue as a thick filament made up of an aggregate of similar proteins. Myosin and the protein actin form the contractile units (sarcomeres) of skeletal muscle. In the sarcomere, actin and myosin filaments slide past each other to cause the shortening of a muscle fiber.
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(biochemistry) A large family of motor proteins found in eukaryotic tissues, allowing mobility in muscles.
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An albuminous body present in dead muscle formed in the process of coagulation which takes place in rigor mortis.
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Origin of myosin

  • < Gr mys (gen. myos), a muscle, mouse + -in

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek muos genitive of mūs muscle myo– –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • myo- (“relating to muscle"), from Ancient Greek μυός (muos), genitive of μῦς (mus, “muscle") + -in.

    From Wiktionary