Cell Biology. a proprioceptor in skeletal muscle, composed of striated muscle fibers and sensory nerve endings in a connective tissue sheath, that conveys information via the spinal nerves on the state of muscle stretch, important in the reflex mechanism that maintains body posture.
muscle spindle n.
A stretch receptor found in vertebrate muscle.
[muhs-kohn] /ˈmʌs koʊn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. an oily, very slightly water-soluble, large cyclic ketone containing a 15-membered ring, C 1 6 H 3 0 O, obtained from musk: used in the perfume industry.
[muhs-kuh-vey-doh, -vah-] /ˌmʌs kəˈveɪ doʊ, -ˈvɑ-/ noun 1. raw or unrefined sugar, obtained from the juice of the sugar cane by evaporating and draining off the molasses. /ˌmʌskəˈvɑːdəʊ/ noun 1. raw sugar obtained from the juice of sugar cane by evaporating the molasses
[muhs-kuh-vahyt] /ˈmʌs kəˌvaɪt/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Moscow. 2. a native or inhabitant of the . 3. Also called white mica. (lowercase) Mineralogy. common light-colored mica, essentially KAl 3 Si 3 O 1 0 (OH) 2 , used as an electrical insulator. 4. Archaic. a Russian. adjective 5. of, relating to, or […]
[muhs-kuh-vee] /ˈmʌs kə vi/ noun 1. Also called Grand Duchy of Muscovy. a principality founded c1271 and centered on the ancient city of . Its rulers gradually gained control over the neighboring Great Russian principalities and established the Russian Empire under the czars. 2. Archaic. . 3. Archaic. . /ˈmʌskəvɪ/ noun 1. a Russian principality […]