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Definition of "myofibril" [myofibril]

  • Any of the threadlike fibrils that make up the contractile part of a striated muscle fiber. Also called sarcostyle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "myofibril" in a sentence
  • "However, as the disease progresses, cardiomyocytes show deterioration in some mitochondrial as well as myofibril features, evidenced by swelling of mitochondria, misalignment of myofibril structure, and blurring as well as breakage of Z-lines."
  • "At 36 weeks of age, Tg mice (the group in transition from hypertrophy to HF) show significant degenerative changes in cardiomyocytes, including swelling of mitochondria, disruption of the nuclear membrane, and absence of myofibril structure."
  • "B, Ge K, Farmer G, et al. (2003) Targeted disruption of the murine Bin1/Amphiphysin II gene does not disable endocytosis but results in embryonic cardiomyopathy with aberrant myofibril formation."