Term: olfactory placode pioneer neuron
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Name: olfactory placode
Synonyms: olfactory placodes
Definition: Neurogenic placode that gives rise to the olfactory neurons that which convey odor information to the CNS.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000048]
Name: pioneer neuron
Synonyms: ZFA:0000409
Definition: Pioneer neurons establish a pathway in the developing central nervous system and then undergo programmed cell death once the adult axons, which follow them, have made connections with the target site. Thus, they are a transient cell type involved in axon guidance.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009066]