Meaning of cytoskeleton in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsʌɪtəʊˌskɛlɪt(ə)n/


  • A microscopic network of protein filaments and tubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells, giving them shape and coherence.

    ‘There is evidence that the cell wall plays an integral role in axis fixation and it is proposed that fixation occurs as a result of cross linking between the actin cytoskeleton and the cell wall.’
    • ‘Several techniques have been utilized to assess the mechanical properties of the cytoskeleton of various cell types.’
    • ‘Dynamical rearrangements in the cytoskeleton enable cells to migrate, to divide, or to maintain their shape.’
    • ‘Actin is one of the major components that make up the cell cytoskeleton.’
    • ‘Organization of the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells depends largely on the cytoskeleton.’
    • ‘Members of the genus Thermoplasma lack cell walls and possess a cytoskeleton.’