from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The internal framework of a cell, composed largely of actin filaments and microtubules.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Cell Biology) An arrangement of microtubules, microfilaments, and larger filaments within a cell serving to provide structural support of components of the cell, and to transport components from one part of the cell to another; the filaments are composed of protein and form a latticelike arrangement which may change rapidly with time.
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- noun cytology A
cellularstructure like a skeleton, contained within the cytoplasm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence
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