OBO ID: ZFA:0005256
Term Name: intervillus pockets Search Ontology:
Synonyms: intestinal crypt
Definition: A portion of tissue formed between the base of the intestinal villi that is part of the intestinal epithelium where intestinal stem cells are located. In the intestine no crypts are present, but, the regions between the villi, the intervillus pockets, have a crypt-like function. Cells are produced in the intervillus pockets and shed from the villus tips. (1)
Appears at: Larval:Day 5 (120.0h-144.0h, 3.9mm, 6 teeth)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: TAO:0005256
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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