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Term: somite muscle pioneer
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: somite
Synonyms: somitic mesoderm
Definition: Undifferentiated mesodermal components of early trunk or tail segments or metameres, derived from paraxial mesoderm; forms myotomes, sclerotomes and perhaps dermatomes.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000155]
Name: muscle pioneer
Synonyms: muscle pioneers, non migratory adaxial cells
Definition: Cells that develop from adaxial cells that express engrailed and do not migrate completely to the lateral surface of the myotome, and instead extend from the notochord to the lateral surface of the somite, at the level of the future horizontal myoseptum.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001086]