Term: epidermal basal stratum epithelial cell morphogenesis
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Name: epidermal basal stratum
Synonyms: basal epidermal layer
Definition: Lower layer of the epidermis. Composed of a single layer of cells. The major function of the basal stratum is to keep the epidermis attached to the underlying dermis by means of (hemidesmosomes attached to the basement membrane.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001180]
Name: epithelial cell morphogenesis
Definition: The change in form that occurs when an epithelial cell progresses from its initial formation to its mature state.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0003382]   QuickGO   AmiGO