plasmodesma


plas·mo·des·ma

noun \ˌplaz-mə-ˈdez-mə\
plural plas·mo·des·ma·ta\-ˈdez-mə-tə\ or plas·mo·des·mas\-ˈdez-məz\

Definition of PLASMODESMA

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

Variants of PLASMODESMA

plas·mo·des·ma also plas·mo·desm \ˈplaz-mə-ˌde-zəm\

Origin 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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