Term: otic vesicle neuroblast fate specification
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Name: otic vesicle
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.)
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000051]
Name: neuroblast fate specification
Definition: The process in which a cell becomes capable of differentiating autonomously into a neuroblast in an environment that is neutral with respect to the developmental pathway. Upon specification, the cell fate can be reversed.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0014018]   QuickGO   AmiGO