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Medical Term:


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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