Term: dermal bone osteoblast
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Name: dermal bone
Synonyms: dermal bones
Definition: Intramembranous bone that forms superficially in the organism. Dermal bones develop from the direct differentiation of mesenchymal cells into osteoblasts.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001590]
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]