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OBO ID: GO:0003406
Term Name: retinal pigment epithelium development Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • RPE development
Definition: The progression of the retinal pigment epithelium over time, from its initial formation to the mature structure. The retinal pigment epithelium is the melanin-containing layer of cells between the retina and the choroid that absorbs scattered and reflected light and removes waste products produced by the photoreceptor cells.
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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