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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mi'o-jen

Definition: Proteins extracted from skeletal muscle with cold water, largely the enzymes promoting glycolysis; from the residue, alkaline 0.6 mol L-1 KCl extracts actin and myosin as actomyosin, with myosin further separable into two meromyosins by proteinase treatment.

Synonym(s): myosinogen

[myo- + G. -gen, producing]

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