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Term: optic stalk cell migration
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: optic stalk
Synonyms: optic stalks
Definition: Portion of tissue that provides a pathway for axon migration from the retina. The cells of the optic stalk later differentiate into glial cells of the optic nerve.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000137]
Name: cell migration
Synonyms:
Definition: The controlled self-propelled movement of a cell from one site to a destination guided by molecular cues. Cell migration is a central process in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0016477]   QuickGO   AmiGO