OBO ID: ZFA:0009083
Term Name: osteocyte Search Ontology:
Synonyms: osteocytes
Definition: A mature osteoblast that has become embedded in the bone matrix. They occupy a small cavity, called lacuna, in the matrix and are connected to adjacent osteocytes via protoplasmic projections called canaliculi.
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: CL:0000137, TAO:0009083
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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