hemidesmosome

noun
hemi·​des·​mo·​some | \ -ˈdez-mə-ˌsōm How to pronounce hemidesmosome (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemidesmosome

: a specialization of the plasma membrane of an epithelial cell that is similar to half a desmosome and serves to connect the basal surface of the cell to the basement membrane

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“Hemidesmosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hemidesmosome. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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