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Term: interrenal gland steroid biosynthetic process
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: interrenal gland
Synonyms:
Definition: An bilobed multi-tissue structure lateral to the notochord composed of an epithelium consisting of steroid producing cells interposed with chromaffin cells. The interrenal gland is embedded within the head kidney. The interrenal gland is the zebrafish functional equivalent of the mammalian adrenal cortex.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001345]
Name: steroid biosynthetic process
Synonyms: steroid anabolism, steroid biosynthesis, steroid formation, steroid synthesis, steroidogenesis
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of steroids, compounds with a 1,2,cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene nucleus; includes de novo formation and steroid interconversion by modification.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0006694]   QuickGO   AmiGO