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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tuh-mahy-uh-sin]
    • /ˌæk təˈmaɪ ə sɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tuh-mahy-uh-sin]
    • /ˌæk təˈmaɪ ə sɪn/

Definitions of actomyosin word

  • noun actomyosin a complex protein in skeletal muscle that is formed by actin and myosin and which, when stimulated, shortens to cause muscle contraction 3
  • noun actomyosin a complex of two proteins (actin and myosin) in muscle tissue, interacting with ATP to bring about muscular contraction 3
  • noun actomyosin a complex protein, consisting of myosin and actin, that is the major constituent of skeletal muscle and is thought to interact with ATP to cause muscle contraction. 1
  • noun actomyosin A complex of actin and myosin of which the contractile protein filaments of muscle tissue are composed. 1
  • noun actomyosin (biochemistry) A protein complex composed of actin and myosin, found in muscle fibres. 0

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Origin of actomyosin

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45; act(in) + -o- + myosin

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actomyosin popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

actomyosin usage trend in Literature

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