Definition of Desmosomes

1. Noun. (plural of desmosome) ¹



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Definition of Desmosomes

1. desmosome [n] - See also: desmosome

Medical Definition of Desmosomes

1. A type of junction that attaches one cell to its neighbor. One of a number of differentiated regions which occur, for example, where the cytoplasmic membranes of adjacent epithelial cells are closely apposed. It consists of a circular region of each membrane together with associated intracellular microfilaments and an intercellular material which may include, for example, mucopolysaccharides. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Desmosomes

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... because the cells abut on the basement membrane and are connected with the adjacent cells by the desmosomes (10). Our submi- croscopic observation of ..."

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