desmosome

[ dez-muh-sohm ]

nounCell Biology.
  1. a plaquelike site on a cell surface that functions in maintaining cohesion with an adjacent cell.

Origin of desmosome

1
1930–35; <Greek desm(ós) band, chain (see desmid) + -o- + -some2

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British Dictionary definitions for desmosome

desmosome

/ (ˈdɛsməˌsəʊm) /


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

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