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actin (s) (noun), actine (pl)
1. A protein present in all cells and in muscle tissue where it plays a role in contraction: Actin is one of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds forming the thin filaments in muscle fibers that are pulled on by myosin cross-bridges to cause a muscle contraction.
Some bacteria form actin tails to use for motility.3. Etymology: According to A Dictionary of Scientific Terms by I.F. Henderson (Isabella Ferguson) and W.D. Henderson; Edinburgh; Oliver and Boyd Publication, 1920; this word comes from Ancient Greek ἀκτίς, "ray", "a star-shaped spicule (zoology)" + the English chemical suffix -in, -ine.
All of the other "modern" medical dictionary sources that include this actin protein term do not make any references to any etymological origins.