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plasmodesma

[plaz-muh-des-muh] /ˌplæz məˈdɛs mə/
noun, plural plasmodesmata
[plaz-muh-des-muh-tuh] /ˌplæz məˈdɛs mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
any of many minute strands of cytoplasm that extend through plant cell walls and connect adjoining cells.
Origin of plasmodesma
< German (1901) < Greek plasmo- plasmo- + désma bond, fetter
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plasmodesma

/ˌplæzməˈdɛzmə/
noun (pl) -desmata (-ˈdɛzmətə), -desms
1.
(botany) any of various very fine cytoplasmic threads connecting the cytoplasm of adjacent cells via minute holes in the cell walls
Word Origin
C20: from plasmo- + Greek desma bond
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