zonula

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zonula

(ˈzəʊnjʊlə)
n
(Anatomy) a variant of zonule
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Noun1.zonula - small beltlike zone
zona, zone - (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
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The picture that emerges is of an epithelium held together and partially sealed by a single belt of zonulae adherens surrounding each epithelial cell.
Also called zonulae occludentes, tight junctions are proteins found in gut linings and other places in the body.
For instance, when we retrieved the acronym ZO we had the following definitions: zonula occludens, zona occludens, zonulae occludentes.