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plasmodesma

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noun plas·mo·des·ma \ˌplaz-mə-ˈdez-mə\

Definition of plasmodesma

plural

plasmodesmata

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plasmodesmas

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  1. :  one of the cytoplasmic strands passing through openings in some plant cell walls and forming connections with adjacent cells



Variants of plasmodesma

also

plasmodesm

play \ˈplaz-mə-ˌde-zəm\

Origin and Etymology of plasmodesma

New Latin plasmodesma, from plasma + Greek desmat-, desma bond, from dein to bind — more at diadem


First Known Use: 1905


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