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desmosome

[dez-muh-sohm]
noun Cell Biology.
  1. a plaquelike site on a cell surface that functions in maintaining cohesion with an adjacent cell.
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Origin of desmosome

1930–35; < Greek desm(ós) band, chain (see desmid) + -o- + -some2
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British Dictionary definitions for desmosome

desmosome

noun
  1. cytology a structure in the cell membranes of adjacent cells that binds them together
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desmosome in Medicine

desmosome

(dĕzmə-sōm′)
n.
  1. 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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