Term: epiphysis ribbon synapse
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Name: epiphysis
Synonyms: corpus pineale, pineal gland, pineal organ
Definition: A circumscribed swelling, includes the pineal primordium that appears late in the segmentation period in the dorsal midline of the diencephalon. It is located directly rostral to the posterior commissure and dorsal to the habenular commissure.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000019]
Name: ribbon synapse
Synonyms: synapsis fasciolaris
Definition: Type of synapse characterized by an electron-dense ribbon, lamella (bar) or spherical body in the presynaptic process cytoplasm.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0097470]   QuickGO   AmiGO