hemidesmosome

[hĕm′ĭ-dĕzmə-sōm′, -dĕs-]

n.

Any of the specialized structures representing half desmosomes that occur on the basal surface of certain stratified squamous epithelial cells.

Nearby words

  1. hemicryptophyte,
  2. hemicrystalline,
  3. hemicycle,
  4. hemicyclium,
  5. hemidemisemiquaver,
  6. hemidiaphoresis,
  7. hemidysesthesia,
  8. hemidystrophy,
  9. hemiectromelia,
  10. hemielytron


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