noun Cell Biology.
a plaquelike site on a cell surface that functions in maintaining cohesion with an adjacent cell.
Origin of desmosome
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cytology a structure in the cell membranes of adjacent cells that binds them together
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A structure that forms the site of adhesion between two cells, consisting of a dense plate in each adjacent cell separated by a thin layer of extracellular material.macula adherens
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