intercellular cement


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in·ter·cel·lu·lar ce·ment

a hypothetical adhesive substance formerly believed to occur between some epithelial cells.
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The number of corneal tubules connected by the intercellular cement directly affects the mechanical properties of the corneal tissue, especially its resistance, whose reduction might indicate a predisposition to hoof diseases.
The cohesion of the cells of the stratum corneum is maintained by cholesterol sulfate, which acts as an intercellular cement.
Ceramides are found naturally in the skin's intercellular cement, but artificial ceramides have been developed to help boost the natural moisture levels in skin.
Baker's new process submerges fresh fruit in a water bath containing pectinase -- an enzyme able to break down the intercellular cement that holds cells of the peel together.

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