microtubule

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microtubule

[¦mī·krō′tüb·yül]
(cell and molecular biology)
One of the hollow tubelike filaments found in certain cell components, such as cilia and the mitotic spindle, and composed of repeating subunits of the protein tubulin.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Schwann cell lamina enveloped each nerve fiber and in the axoplasm was noted the meshwork of neurofilaments, mitochondria and neurotubules (Figs.