cytoskeletal cy`to*skel"e*tal (s[imac]`t[-o]*sk[e^]l"[e^]*tal), a. (Cell Biology) Of or pertaining to the cytoskeleton; as, cytoskeletal microtubules. [PJC]

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  • cytoskeletal — adjective see cytoskeleton …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cytoskeletal — adjective Of or pertaining to a cytoskeleton …   Wiktionary

  • cytoskeletal — adj. of a cytoskeleton, of the elements that comprise the support structure of a cell (Cytology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cytoskeletal — cy·to·skeletal …   English syllables

  • cytoskeletal — ˌ adjective Etymology: cyt + skeletal : of, relating to, or being the cytoskeleton of a cell * * * cytoskelˈetal adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑cyto …   Useful english dictionary

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