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Term: posterior lateral line primordium protoneuromast
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: posterior lateral line primordium
Synonyms: posterior lateral line primordia
Definition: A migrating group of cells originating from the posterior lateral line placode. The primordium deposits seven to nine neuromasts and interneuromasts between them during its posterior migration to the tail.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001157]
Name: protoneuromast
Synonyms: immature neuromast, proto neuromast, proto-neuromast
Definition: A group of about 20 cells deposited by the migrating lateral line primordium. A few hours after deposition these cells mature to form the neuromast.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005227]