Term: hepatocyte vacuole
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Name: hepatocyte
Synonyms: hepatocytes
Definition: The main structural component of the liver. They are specialized epithelial cells that are organized into interconnected plates called lobules.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009111]
Name: vacuole
Synonyms: vacuolar carboxypeptidase Y
Definition: A closed structure, found only in eukaryotic cells, that is completely surrounded by unit membrane and contains liquid material. Cells contain one or several vacuoles, that may have different functions from each other. Vacuoles have a diverse array of functions. They can act as a storage organelle for nutrients or waste products, as a degradative compartment, as a cost-effective way of increasing cell size, and as a homeostatic regulator controlling both turgor pressure and pH of the cytosol.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005773]   QuickGO   AmiGO