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Term: dorsal aorta endothelial tip cell
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: dorsal aorta
Synonyms: DA, dorsal aortic root
Definition: Principal unpaired, median artery of the trunk, leading from the paired roots (radices) of the dorsal aorta to the caudal artery.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000014]
Name: endothelial tip cell
Synonyms: endothelial tip cells
Definition: A specialized endothelial cell that senses extracellular signals and guides the directed growth of blood vessels.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009303]