hemidesmosomemedical dictionary

<cell biology> 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

(11 Mar 2008)

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