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hemidesmosome

hemidesmosome in Medicine

hemidesmosome hem·i·des·mo·some (hěm'ĭ-děz'mə-sōm', -děs'-)
n.
Any of the specialized structures representing half desmosomes that occur on the basal surface of certain stratified squamous epithelial cells.

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