sarcomere

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Etymology[edit]

From sarco- (flesh) +‎ -mere (component), from Ancient Greek σάρξ (sárks) and μέρος (méros).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɑː.kəʊˌmɪə/, /ˈsɑː.kəˌmɪə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɑɹ.koʊˌmɪɹ/, /ˈsɑɹ.kəˌmɪɹ/

Noun[edit]

sarcomere (plural sarcomeres)

  1. (anatomy) The contractile unit of the myofibril of a striated muscle.
    • 2006, Brian R. MacIntosh, Phillip F. Gardiner, & Alan J. McComas, Skeletal Muscle: Form and Function, page 5
      Specific proteins are responsible for the bands and zones within each sarcomere.

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