Term: pharyngeal arch 2 chondroblast
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Name: pharyngeal arch 2
Synonyms: hyoid arch, visceral arch 2
Definition: The second pharyngeal arch, also known as the hyoid arch, forms jaw support structures. Anteriorly positioned cranial neural crest cells, which align with rhombomeres 4/5, contribute to the hyoid arch structures including the ceratohyla and hyosymplectic cartilages.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001611]
Name: chondroblast
Synonyms: chondroblasts
Definition: Skeletogenic cell that is typically non-terminally differentiated, secretes an avascular, GAG rich matrix; is not buried in cartilage tissue matrix, retains the ability to divide, located adjacent to cartilage tissue (including within the perichondrium).
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009027]