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Cytoskeleton
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Definition: The cytoskeleton is a network of fibers throughout the cell's cytoplasm that helps the cell maintain its shape and gives support to the cell.

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Journey into the Cell: The Cytoskeleton
In addition to providing support for the cell, the cytoskeleton is also involved in cellular motility and in moving vesicles within a cell.
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