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Term: hepatocyte intracellular canaliculus
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: 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: intracellular canaliculus
Synonyms:
Definition: An apical plasma membrane part that forms a narrow enfolded luminal membrane channel, lined with numerous microvilli, that appears to extend into the cytoplasm of the cell. A specialized network of intracellular canaliculi is a characteristic feature of parietal cells of the gastric mucosa in vertebrates.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0046691]   QuickGO   AmiGO