Term: endothelial tip cell filopodium
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Name: endothelial tip cell
Synonyms: endothelial tip cells
Definition: A specialized endothelial cell that senses extracellular signals and guides the directed growth of blood vessels.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009303]
Name: filopodium
Synonyms:
Definition: Thin, stiff, actin-based protrusion extended by the leading edge of a motile cell such as a crawling fibroblast or amoeba, or an axonal or dendritic growth cone, or a dendritic shaft.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0030175]   QuickGO   AmiGO