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

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1967

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gap junction

noun

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-junctional

play \ˈgap-ˌjəŋk-shən-əl, -shnəl\ adjective

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