myofascitis my·o·fas·ci·tis (mī’ō-fā-sī’tĭs)
See myositis fibrosa.


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    [mahy-uh-fahy-bruh l, -fib-ruh l] /ˌmaɪ əˈfaɪ brəl, -ˈfɪb rəl/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. a contractile of skeletal muscle, composed mainly of actin and myosin. myofibril my·o·fi·bril (mī’ə-fī’brəl, -fĭb’rəl) n. One of the threadlike longitudinal fibrils occurring in a skeletal or cardiac muscle fiber. Also called sarcostyle.

  • Myofibroblast

    myofibroblast my·o·fi·bro·blast (mī’ō-fī’brə-blāst’) n. A fibroblast having some of the characteristics of smooth muscle cells, such as contractile properties.

  • Myofibroma

    myofibroma my·o·fi·bro·ma (mī’ō-fī-brō’mə) n. A benign tumor that consists chiefly of fibrous connective tissue, with variable numbers of muscle cells forming portions of the tumor.

  • Myofibrosis

    myofibrosis my·o·fi·bro·sis (mī’ō-fī-brō’sĭs) n. Chronic myositis with diffuse hyperplasia of the interstitial connective tissue pressing upon and causing atrophy of the muscular tissue.

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