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hemidesmosome

noun hemi·des·mo·some \ -ˈdez-mə-ˌsōm \

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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