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Term: liver hepatocyte
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: liver
Synonyms:
Definition: Solid compound organ with three lobes that has many functions including bile production, blood detoxification, the production of critical plasma proteins and clotting factors, complement proteins and the storage of many substances, such as lipids, amino acids, iron, and glycogen. Female fish produce vitellogenins in the liver.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000123]
Name: hepatocyte
Synonyms: hepatocytes
Definition: The main structural component of the liver. They are specialized epithelial cells that are organized into interconnected plates called lobules.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009111]