Definitions for "Desmosome"
Keywords:  dez, adherens, soma, junction, macula
(dez´ mo sowm) [Gr. desmos: bond + soma: body] • An adhering junction between animal cells.
( dez-muh-some) [Gk. desmos, bond + soma, body] A type of intercellular junction in animal cells that functions as an anchor.
Specialized cell-cell junction, usually formed between two epithelial cells, characterized by dense plaques of protein into which intermediate filaments in the two adjoining cells insert.
A circular region of membrane cemented to an adjacent membrane by a molecular glue made of polysaccharides; found in tissues that undergo stretching.