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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cylindrical, multinucleate cell composed of numerous myofibrils that contracts when stimulated.

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  • n. A single cell of a muscle. Each muscle fibers contain many myofibrils, the contractile unit of muscles.

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  • n. an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body

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