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plasmodesmata




Extremely fine cytoplasmic threads, one to a few tenths of a micrometer wide, which pass through the walls of living plant cells and connect the cytoplasm of adjacent cells. Plasmodesmata (singular: plasmodesma) may be scattered, or grouped in the membrane of pits.


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