desmosome


des·mo·some

noun \ˈdez-mə-ˌsōm\

Definition of DESMOSOME

:  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 \-ˌsō-məl\ adjective

First Known Use of DESMOSOME

circa 1932

des·mo·some

noun \ˈdez-mə-ˌsōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DESMOSOME

: a specialized local thickening of the plasma membrane of an epithelial cell that serves to anchor contiguous cells together
des·mo·som·al \-ˌsō-məl\ adjective

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