OBO ID: ZFA:0005323
Term Name: ionocyte Search Ontology:
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Definition: Specialized epithelial cells involved in the maintenance of osmotic homeostasis. They are characterized by abundant mitochondria and ion transporters. In amniotes, they are present in the renal system. In freshwater fish, ionocytes in the skin and gills help maintain osmotic homeostasis by absorbing salt from the external environment. (2)
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: CL:0005006, TAO:0005323
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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