desmosome

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noun des·mo·some \ 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

desmosomal

play \-ˌsō-məl\ adjective

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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

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

desmosomal

play \-ˌsō-məl\ adjective

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