gap junction


noun Cell Biology.

a linkage of two adjacent cells consisting of a system of channels extending across a gap from one cell to the other, allowing the passage of ions and small molecules.

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Medical definitions for gap junction

gap junction

n.

A gap between adjacent cell membranes containing very fine latticelike connections that allow physiologic components to pass directly from cell to cell.nexus
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