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Medical Term:

cytoskeleton

Pronunciation: si'to-skel'e-ton

Definition

In cells, the microtubules and the filaments (thin, intermediate, and thick) that serve as supportive cytoplasmic elements to stiffen cells or to organize the location and movement of intracellular organelles.

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