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Term: post-vent region notochord
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: post-vent region
Synonyms: tail
Definition: Organism subdivision which is the part of the body posterior to the vent which includes the anal and caudal fins.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001117]
Name: notochord
Synonyms: notocord
Definition: Rod-like principal supportive element of the embryo and larva, present in the midline just ventral to the neural tube, and differentiating during the segmentation period to form large vacuolated epithelial cells and a surrounding sheath of fibrous and elastic layers. Layering of the sheath may differ in structure, thickness and development among groups; in cypriniforms there are actually three very thin layers to the sheath. A functional, well developed notochord is present throughout life in certain basal fish groups but not in cypriniforms.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000135]