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intercellular bridges
medical dictionary

Slender cytoplasmic strands connecting adjacent cells; in histological sections of the epidermis and other stratified squamous epithelia, the bridge's are processes attached by a desmosome and are shrinkage artifacts of fixation; true bridge's with cytoplasmic confluence exist between incompletely divided germ cells.

Synonyms: cell bridges, cytoplasmic bridges.

(05 Mar 2000)