From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- Biomechanics : The study of the mechanics of biological systems
- Cytoskeleton : The mechanical scaffold, made up of fibrous proteins, determining the shape of a cell.
- Protein : A polymer of amino acids; basic building block of living systems.
- Microfilament : Thinnest filaments of the cytoskeleton found in the cytoplasm of all eukaryotic cells.