Term: intestinal bulb enterocyte
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Name: intestinal bulb
Synonyms: anterior intestine, foregut, pseudogaster
Definition: The bulbous anteriormost portion of the intestine has the most digestive enzymes and the greatest epithelial surface area.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001076]
Name: enterocyte
Synonyms: enterocytes
Definition: An epithelial cell that has its apical plasma membrane folded into microvilli to provide ample surface for the absorption of nutrients from the intestinal lumen.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009269]