tonofibril

One of a system of fibers found in the cytoplasm of epithelial cells. See cytoskeleton, tonofilament. SYN: epitheliofibril, tenofibril.

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tono·fi·bril -'fīb-rəl, -'fib- n a thin fibril made up of tonofilaments

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n.
a tiny fibre occurring in bundles in the cytoplasm of cells that lie in contact, as in epithelial tissue. Tonofibrils are concerned with maintaining contact between adjacent cells. See desmosome.

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tono·fi·bril (tonґo-fi″bril) a bundle of tonofilaments occurring in epithelial cells, the individual strands of which traverse the cytoplasm in all directions and extend into the cell processes to converge and insert on the desmosomes.

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