- any of many minute strands of cytoplasm that extend through plant cell walls and connect adjoining cells.
Origin of plasmodesma
< German (1901) < Greek plasmo- plasmo- + désma bond, fetter
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- botany any of various very fine cytoplasmic threads connecting the cytoplasm of adjacent cells via minute holes in the cell walls
Word Origin for plasmodesma
C20: from plasmo- + Greek desma bond
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