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gap junction

noun

Definition of GAP JUNCTION

:  an area of contact between adjacent cells characterized by modification of the plasma membranes for intercellular communication or transfer of low molecular-weight substances

First Known Use of GAP JUNCTION

1967

gap junction

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GAP JUNCTION

:  an area of contact between adjacent cells characterized by modification of the plasma membranes for intercellular communication or transfer of low molecular-weight substances
gap–junc·tion·al \ˈgap-ˌjəŋk-shən-əl, -shnəl\ adjective

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