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A myofibril (also known as a muscle fibril) is a basic rod-like unit of a muscle cell. [1]

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Actin is a globular multi-functional protein that forms microfilaments.

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The ångström or angstrom is a unit of length equal to (one ten-billionth of a metre) or.

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Anisotropy is the property of being directionally dependent, as opposed to isotropy, which implies identical properties in all directions.

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Cardiac muscle

Cardiac muscle (heart muscle) is involuntary striated muscle that is found in the walls and histological foundation of the heart, specifically the myocardium.

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Cyan is a greenish-blue color.

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Iridescence (also known as goniochromism) is the property of certain surfaces that appear to change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes.

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Isotropy is uniformity in all orientations; it is derived from the Greek isos (ἴσος, "equal") and tropos (τρόπος, "way").

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A micrograph or photomicrograph is a photograph or digital image taken through a microscope or similar device to show a magnified image of an item.

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Motor protein

Motor proteins are a class of molecular motors that are able to move along the surface of a suitable substrate.

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Muscle is a soft tissue found in most animals.

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Muscle contraction

Muscle contraction is the activation of tension-generating sites within muscle fibers.

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A myocyte (also known as a muscle cell) is the type of cell found in muscle tissue.

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Myofilaments are the filaments of myofibrils, constructed from proteins, principally myosin or actin.

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Myogenesis is the formation of muscular tissue, particularly during embryonic development.

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Myosins comprise a family of ATP-dependent motor proteins and are best known for their role in muscle contraction and their involvement in a wide range of other motility processes in eukaryotes.

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Nebulin is an actin-binding protein which is localized to the thin filament of the sarcomeres in skeletal muscle.

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Polarization (waves)

Polarization (also polarisation) is a property of waves that can oscillate with more than one orientation.

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Primal cut

A primal cut or cut of meat is a piece of meat initially separated from the carcass of an animal during butchering.

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A sarcomere (Greek sarx "flesh", meros "part") is the basic unit of striated muscle tissue.

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Skeletal muscle

Skeletal muscle is a form of striated muscle tissue which is under the voluntary control of the somatic nervous system.

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Smooth muscle tissue

Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle.

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Structural coloration

Structural coloration is the production of colour by microscopically structured surfaces fine enough to interfere with visible light, sometimes in combination with pigments.

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A T-tubule (or transverse tubule) is a deep invagination of the sarcolemma, which is the plasma membrane of skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle cells.

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Titin, also known as connectin, is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the TTN gene.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myofibril

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