noun (plural plasmodesmata /-ˈdesmətə/)Botany
A narrow thread of cytoplasm that passes through the cell walls of adjacent plant cells and allows communication between them.
More example sentences
- The unstained region around the periphery of most cells was almost certainly an artefact of plasmolysis, indicated by occasional contact points between plasmalemma and cell wall plasmodesmata.
- Plant learning increases vasculature and increased communication between cells through plasmodesmata.
- Hence, stromules may possibly be considered as organellar analogues of plasmodesmata, the cytoplasmic connections that join plant cells in many tissues.
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