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Term: intersegmental vessel endothelial tip cell
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: intersegmental vessel
Synonyms: intersegmental vessels, intersomitic vessels, segmental vessel
Definition: Blood vessels that connect the dorsal aorta or the posterior cardinal vein and the dorsal longitudinal anastomotic vessel. They run along the vertical myotomal boundaries. At early stages these vessels don't have venous or arterial markers.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001285]
Name: endothelial tip cell
Synonyms: endothelial tip cells
Definition: A specialized endothelial cell that senses extracellular signals and guides the directed growth of blood vessels.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009303]