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Term: vertebra osteoblast
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: vertebra
Synonyms: vertebrae
Definition: All serially repeated ossified, cartilaginous, and ligamentous elements around the notochord (Schultze and Arratia, 1988). Adult zebrafish usually 32 vertebrae but may have as few as 30 to as many as 33 vertebrae.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001189]
Name: osteoblast
Synonyms: osteoblasts
Definition: A bone-forming cell which secretes an extracellular matrix. Hydroxyapatite crystals are then deposited into the matrix to form bone.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009031]