any of the segments of myofibril in striated muscle fibers.
any of the units that together comprise skeletal muscle
sarcomere sar·co·mere (sär’kə-mēr’)
One of the segments into which a fibril of striated muscle is divided.
The contractile unit of a skeletal muscle fiber. Sarcomeres are divided into bands of filaments made of actin or myosin. During muscle contraction, the filaments slide over each other to cause shortening of the sarcomere.
noun a condition of age-related loss of muscle mass and strength Examples Sarcopenia is often found in combination with osteoporosis. Word Origin 1991; sarco- ‘flesh or muscle’ + -penia ‘loss or deficiency’
noun, plural sarcophagi [sahr-kof-uh-jahy] /sɑrˈkɒf əˌdʒaɪ/ (Show IPA), sarcophaguses. 1. a stone coffin, especially one bearing sculpture, inscriptions, etc., often displayed as a monument. 2. Greek Antiquity. a kind of stone thought to consume the flesh of corpses, used for coffins. noun (pl) -gi (-ˌɡaɪ), -guses 1. a stone or marble coffin or tomb, esp […]
[sahr-kof-uh-guh s] /sɑrˈkɒf ə gəs/ adjective 1. carnivorous.
adjective, sappier, sappiest. 1. abounding in sap, as a plant. 2. full of vitality and energy. 3. Slang. silly or foolish. adjective -pier, -piest 1. (of plants) full of sap 2. full of energy or vitality 3. (slang) silly or fatuous sappy