adhering junction


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adhering junction

[ad¦hir·iŋ ′jəŋk·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
An intercellular junction that promotes adhesion between cells. Also known as desmosome.
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A closer look at the structure of the adhering junction afforded by high-resolution (1.
Dense periodic material suggestive of a second type of junction occupies the clefts between cells subjacent to the apical adhering junctions.
Adhering junctions between dorsal epithelial cells also remained intact.