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Term: slow muscle cell muscle pioneer
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: slow muscle cell
Synonyms: red muscle cell, slow muscle fiber
Definition: A muscle cell that is small, darkly colored, with high lipid and mitochondrial content.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009116]
Name: muscle pioneer
Synonyms: muscle pioneers, non migratory adaxial cells
Definition: Cells that develop from adaxial cells that express engrailed and do not migrate completely to the lateral surface of the myotome, and instead extend from the notochord to the lateral surface of the somite, at the level of the future horizontal myoseptum.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001086]