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Meaning of cytoskeleton

cy•to•skel•e•ton

Pronunciation: (sī"tu-skel'i-tn), [key]
— n. Cell Biol.
  1. a shifting lattice arrangement of structural and contractile components distributed throughout the cell cytoplasm, composed of microtubules, microfilaments, and larger filaments, functioning as a structural support and transport mechanism.
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