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Term: swim bladder epithelium
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: swim bladder
Synonyms: gas bladder
Definition: The swim bladder is a double-chambered organ located in the coelom and used to maintain buoyancy and may function as an acoustic resonator. The zebrafish does not appear to have a gas gland, but it is not yet clear if there are gas producing cells distributed more widely.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000076]
Name: epithelium
Synonyms:
Definition: Portion of tissue, that consists of one or more layers of epithelial cells connected to each other by cell junctions and which is underlain by a basal lamina.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001486]