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Meaning of ACTIN

Pronunciation:  'aktun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split; can exist in either a globular or a fibrous form
 

ACTIN is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: actomyosin, simple protein

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: One of two proteins involved in muscle contraction (see also myosin). Actin is found in both smooth and striated muscle and also serves as an important structural molecule for the cytoskeletons of many eukaryotic cells.
 

 

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