OBO ID: ZFA:0000051
Term Name: otic vesicle Search Ontology:
Synonyms: otic capsule, otocyst, ov
Definition: Epithelial sac present beside the fifth rhombomere; forms the semicircular canals dorsally and the otolith organs ventrally, and houses the acoustico-vestibular sensory epithelia (maculae) of hair cells. (Also see Anatomical Atlas entry for ear by T. Whitfield.) (1)
Appears at: Segmentation:14-19 somites (16.0h-19.0h)
Evident until: Unknown
References: TAO:0000051
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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