Definition of Hemidesmosome

1. Noun. (biology) A structure (half of a desmosome) on the basal surface of some cells ¹



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Medical Definition of Hemidesmosome

1. Specialised junction between an epithelial cell and its basal lamina. Although morphologically similar to half a desmosome (into which intermediate cytokeratin filaments are also inserted) different proteins are involved. Origin: Gr. Soma = body This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemidesmosome

hemicranies
hemicraniosis
hemicraniotomy
hemicrany
hemicryptophyte
hemicryptophytes
hemicube
hemicubes
hemicycle
hemicycles
hemicylindrical
hemidactyl
hemidactyls
hemidemisemiquaver
hemidemisemiquavers
hemidesmosome (current term)
hemidesmosomes
hemidiaphoresis
hemiditone
hemiditones
hemidrosis
hemidysesthesia
hemidystrophy
hemiectromelia
hemiellipse
hemiellipses
hemiellipsoid
hemiellipsoidal
hemiellipsoids
hemielliptic

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