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=== Definition ===
  
''noun, plural: cell matrices''
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'''noun'''
  
An insoluble, [[dynamic]] [[gel]] in the [[cytoplasm]], believed to be involved in cell shape determination and [[locomotive]] mechanism, particularly across a solid [[substrate]]. It consists of polymeric [[microtubule]]s, [[actin]] [[microfilament]]s and [[intermediate filament]]s interacting with a number of other proteins.
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''singular: cytomatrices ''
  
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cy·to·ma·trix
  
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The cytomatrix is described as a dynamic structure since it may change from fluid (''sol'') to elastic (''gel'') then back again to being fluid.
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(''cell biology'') Synonym for '''[[cell matrix]]''', an insoluble, dynamic [[gel]] in the [[cytoplasm]], believed to be involved in cell shape determination and [[locomotive]] mechanism, particularly across a solid [[substrate]]; cytoplasmic matrix
  
  
''Word origin:'' cyto- cell + matrix > Middle English matrice, from Old French, from Late Latin mātrīx, mātrīc-, from Latin, breeding-animal, from māter, mātr-, mother.
 
  
''Synonyms:''
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=== See '''[[Cell matrix]]''' links for further information. ===
*[[cytoplasmic matrix]]
 
*[[cell matrix]]
 

Latest revision as of 03:43, 14 July 2019

Definition

noun

singular: cytomatrices

cy·to·ma·trix


(cell biology) Synonym for cell matrix, an insoluble, dynamic gel in the cytoplasm, believed to be involved in cell shape determination and locomotive mechanism, particularly across a solid substrate; cytoplasmic matrix


See Cell matrix links for further information.