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Adhering junction

Adhering junction
(Science: cell biology) a type of junction between cells forming tissues that are subjected to stretching and pulling, such as the skin.
this type of junction provides very tight contact between adjacent cells and allows the cells to fuction as a unit. Belt desmosomes are attachment sites that circle the cell, and spot desmosomes are small points of attachment across the cells surface.


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