Term: ceratohyal bone fat cell
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Name: ceratohyal bone
Synonyms: anterior ceratohyal, ceratohyal anterior, rostral ceratohyal
Definition: Endochondral bone that is bilaterally paired and articulates with the hypohyal cartilage or bone, dorsal and ventral hypohyals, and epihyal posteriorly. The ceratohyal bone begins as a ossification in the anterior portion of the ceratohyal cartilage (4.6 mm NL). The posterior end broadens and meets the epihyal in a pad of cartilage. The anterior end broadens and terminates in two heads (8.8 mm). The anterodorsal head forms a synchondrosis with the dorsal hypohyal and the anteroventral head forms a synchondrosis with the ventral hypohyal. All of the branchiostegal rays articulate with the ventral edge of the ceratohyal.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000578]
Name: fat cell
Synonyms: adipocyte, lipocyte, lipocytes
Definition: A fat-storing cell found mostly in the abdominal cavity and subcutaneous tissue of mammals. Fat is usually stored in the form of triglycerides. Cell that stores fat in a unilocular lipid droplet, has a thin circular cytoplasm and pericentral nucleus. The average adult adipocyte diameter is between 30 and 40 micrometers. No adipocytes were observed in larvae on 6 or 9 dpf.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009082]