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

  • n. See myofibril.

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  • n. A myofibril.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mass of sarcode or protoplasm contained in the sarcotheca of a cœlenterate. See quotation under sarcotheca.
  • n. Ono of the delicate fibrillæ which make up the fiber of a striated muscle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber


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  • When the sarcostyle is extended, the clear intervals are well-marked and plainly to be seen; when, on the other hand, the sarcostyle is contracted, that is to say, when the muscle is in a state of contraction, these clear portions are very small or they may have disappeared altogether (Fig. 376, B).

    IV. Myology. 2. Development of the Muscles

  • When the sarcostyle is stretched to its full extent, not only is the clear portion well-marked, but the dark portion—the sarcous element—is separated into its two constituents along the line of Hensen.

    IV. Myology. 2. Development of the Muscles

  • The sarcous element does not lie free in the sarcomere, for when the sarcostyle is stretched, so as to render the clear portion visible, very fine lines, which are probably septa, may be seen running through it from the sarcous element to the membrane of Krause.

    IV. Myology. 2. Development of the Muscles

  • A sarcostyle may be said to be made up of successive portions, each of which is termed a sarcomere.

    IV. Myology. 2. Development of the Muscles

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