hemi·​des·​mo·​some -ˈdez-mə-ˌsōm How to pronounce hemidesmosome (audio)
: 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 24 Jul. 2024.

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