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Term: brain astrocyte differentiation
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: brain
Synonyms: brain structure
Definition: Cavitated compound organ which is comprised of gray and white matter and surrounds the cerebral ventricular system.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000008]
Name: astrocyte differentiation
Synonyms:
Definition: The process in which a relatively unspecialized cell acquires the specialized features of an astrocyte. An astrocyte is the most abundant type of glial cell. Astrocytes provide support for neurons and regulate the environment in which they function.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0048708]   QuickGO   AmiGO