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Term: smooth muscle cell cell maturation
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Name: smooth muscle cell
Synonyms: non-striated muscle cell
Definition: A non-striated, elongated, spindle-shaped cell found lining the digestive tract, uterus, and blood vessels. They develop from specialized myoblasts (smooth muscle myoblast).
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009118]
Name: cell maturation
Synonyms: functional differentiation
Definition: A developmental process, independent of morphogenetic (shape) change, that is required for a cell to attain its fully functional state.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0048469]   QuickGO   AmiGO