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A muscle cell, especially one of the cylindrical, multinucleate cells that make up skeletal muscles and are composed of numerous myofibrils that contract when stimulated.
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one of the structural cells of a muscle.
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|Noun||1.||muscle fiber - an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body|
fibre, fiber - any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
striated muscle cell, striated muscle fiber - an elongated contractile cell in striated muscle tissue
smooth muscle cell - cells of the smooth muscles
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