hemidesmosome

hemidesmosome
hemi·des·mo·some -'dez-mə-.sōm n 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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hemi·des·mo·some (hem″e-desґmo-sōm) [hemi- + desmosome] a structure, morphologically similar to half a desmosome but chemically and functionally distinct, found on the basal surface of some epithelial cells and forming the site of attachment between the basal surface of the cell and the basement membrane; the transmembrane linking proteins are integrins.

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