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desmosome

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noun des·mo·some \ˈdez-mə-ˌsōm\

Definition of desmosome

  1. :  a specialized structure of the cell membrane especially of an epithelial cell that serves as a zone of adhesion to anchor contiguous cells together

des·mo·som·al play \-ˌsō-məl\ adjective


Circa 1932

First Known Use of desmosome

circa 1932


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desmosome

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noun des·mo·some \ˈdez-mə-ˌsōm\

Medical Definition of desmosome

  1. :  a specialized local thickening of the plasma membrane of an epithelial cell that serves to anchor contiguous cells together

  2. des·mo·som·al \-ˌsō-məl\play adjective




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