Term: levator operculi myoblast
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Name: levator operculi
Synonyms: levator operculae
Definition: Hyoid muscle that originates at the ventrolateral margin of the pterotic and inserts in the dorsomesial edge of the opercle. The levator operculi is responsible for jaw depression, its force of contraction is transmitted through the opercular series and the interoperculo-mandibular ligament to the lower jaw.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000537]
Name: myoblast
Synonyms: myoblasts
Definition: An embryonic (precursor) cell of the myogenic lineage that develops from the mesoderm. They undergo proliferation, migrate to their various sites, and then differentiate into the appropriate form of myocytes.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009025]