Definitions for "Intermediate filament"
Fibrous protein filament (about 10 nm in diameter) that forms ropelike networks in animal cells. One of the three most prominent types of cytoskeletal filaments.
Fibrous protein filament (about 10nm in diameter) that forms ropelike bundles in animal cells. Often provides tensile strength to withstand tension applied to the cell from outside.
Cytoskeletal element intermediate in size between a microtubule and a microfilament. 100