Term: scale bone resorption
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Name: scale
Synonyms: scales
Definition: Dermal bone that is thin, flexible, and platelike, and that develops in overlapping skinfolds that cover the body and often the head of fish and the bases of the fins.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000277]
Name: bone resorption
Synonyms:
Definition: The process in which specialized cells known as osteoclasts degrade the organic and inorganic portions of bone, and endocytose and transport the degradation products.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0045453]   QuickGO   AmiGO