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sarcoplasmic reticulum


Definition: the agranular endoplasmic reticulum of skeletal and cardiac muscle; the complex of vesicles, tubules, and cisternae forming a continuous structure around striated myofibrils, with a repetition of structure within each sarcomere.

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