Term: Kupffer's vesicle cilium
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Name: Kupffer's vesicle
Synonyms: ciliated organ of asymmetry
Definition: Small but distinctive epithelial sac containing fluid, located midventrally posterior to the yolk cell or its extension, and transiently present during most of the segmentation period. Kupffer's vesicle has been compared to the mouse embryonic node.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000001]
Name: cilium
Synonyms: eukaryotic flagellum, flagellum, microtubule-based flagellum
Definition: A specialized eukaryotic organelle that consists of a filiform extrusion of the cell surface and of some cytoplasmic parts. Each cilium is largely bounded by an extrusion of the cytoplasmic (plasma) membrane, and contains a regular longitudinal array of microtubules, anchored to a basal body.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005929]   QuickGO   AmiGO