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(Biology) cytology a structure in the cell membranes of adjacent cells that binds them together


(ˈdɛz məˌsoʊm)

a plaquelike site on a cell surface that functions in maintaining cohesion with an adjacent cell.
[1930–35; < Greek desm(ós) band, chain (see desmid) + -o- + -some3]
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019) Family background: Mother's highest school grade completed -- -- Father's highest school grade completed -- -- Log(family income in 1996) -- -- Mother's age at first birth -- -- Whether respondent lived with both parents at age 12 -- -- Education: Grades in high school: Mostly D's and below -- -- Half C's and half D's -- -- Mostly C's -- -- Half B's and half C's.