cytoskeleton

Definition of cytoskeleton

cy`to`skel´e`ton   Pronunciation: sī`tô`skĕl´ĭ`t'n
n.1.(Cell Biology) An arrangement of microtubules, microfilaments, and larger filaments within a cell serving to provide structural support of components of the cell, and to transport components from one part of the cell to another; the filaments are composed of protein and form a latticelike arrangement which may change rapidly with time.

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anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, cytoplasm, structure
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