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- n. One of a group of fibers in the heart, consisting of specialized cardiomyocytes, that allow the heart's conduction system to create synchronized contractions of its ventricles and thus maintain a consistent rhythm.
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- n. a specialized cardiac muscle fiber that is part of the Purkinje network
Named after Czech anatomist Jan Evangelista Purkyně. (Wiktionary)