Term: ectoderm cell junction
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Name: ectoderm
Definition: The outer layer of the embryo derived from the epiblast. The definitive ectoderm will give rise to such tissues as epidermis, the central nervous system, neural crest, and sensory placode.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000016]
Name: cell junction
Definition: A cellular component that forms a specialized region of connection between two or more cells or between a cell and the extracellular matrix. At a cell junction, anchoring proteins extend through the plasma membrane to link cytoskeletal proteins in one cell to cytoskeletal proteins in neighboring cells or to proteins in the extracellular matrix.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0030054]   QuickGO   AmiGO