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vimentin

Pronunciation: vi-men'tin

Definition: The major polypeptide that copolymerizes with other subunits to form the intermediate filament cytoskeleton of mesenchymal cells; may have a role in maintaining the internal organization of certain cells.

See Also: desmins

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