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Term: ciliary marginal zone somatic stem 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: ciliary marginal zone
Synonyms: circumferential germinal zone, CMZ, peripheral growth zone, retinal ciliary marginal zone, retinal proliferative zone
Definition: Proliferative region at the periphery of the retina where retinal stem cells are located. After 60 hpf, the CMZ is the source of most retinal growth.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001289]
Name: somatic stem cell
Synonyms: somatic stem cells
Definition: A stem cell that can give rise to cell types of the body other than those of the germ-line.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009307]