Definition of Microtubules

1. Noun. (plural of microtubule) ¹



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Definition of Microtubules

1. microtubule [n] - See also: microtubule

Medical Definition of Microtubules

1. Thin tubes made up of protein that are used to make structures involved in cellular movement such as flagella. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microtubules

microtremor
microtremors
microtrend
microtrends
microtropia
microtube
microtubes
microtubing
microtubular
microtubule
microtubule-organizing centre
microtubule organising centre
microtubules (current term)
microtubulin
microtubulins
microtumor
microtumors
microtuner
microtuners
microturbine
microturbines
microturbulence
microturbulent
microunit
microunits
microvacation
microvacations

Literary usage of Microtubules

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Polarized absorption with respect to the axes of the microtubules is more ... The microtubules which comprise Bchl protein spherulites are more or less ..."

2. Inside the Cell by Maya Pines (1990)
"microtubules assemble spontaneously from "pools" of tubulin when needed and, ... Because microtubules perform so many important functions within the cell, ..."

3. Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery by Caroline McNeil (1997)
"In healthy neurons, microtubules are formed like train rails, long parallel tracks with ... Tau normally forms the crosspieces between microtubules, ..."

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