Definition of Purkinje fibre in US English:

Purkinje fibre

(US Purkinje fiber)

noun

Anatomy
  • A type of specialized cardiac muscle fibre responsible for the conduction of excitation from the atrioventricular node to the remainder of the ventricular myocardium.

Origin

Late 19th century. Described by Purkinje in Archiv f. Anat., Physiol., u. wissensch. Med 294; compare German Purkinje'schen Fäden.