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Term: olfactory epithelium crypt olfactory receptor neuron
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: olfactory epithelium
Synonyms: nasal epithelium, nasal sensory epithelium
Definition: Nasal epithelium wherein ciliated olfactory receptor neurons, supporting cells, and basal cells are located. The olfactory epithelium bowl-shaped structures surrounding the lumen of the olfactory pit.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000554]
Name: crypt olfactory receptor neuron
Synonyms: crypt cell, crypt olfactory sensory neuron, crypt sensory neuron
Definition: An olfactory receptor cell with short cilia growing in an invagination bordered by microvilli. The soma is large and globose located in the apical region of the olfactory epithelium. The axons project to a single glomerulus mdG2.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009360]