Term: vertebra bone mineralization
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Name: vertebra
Synonyms: vertebrae
Definition: All serially repeated ossified, cartilaginous, and ligamentous elements around the notochord (Schultze and Arratia, 1988). Adult zebrafish usually 32 vertebrae but may have as few as 30 to as many as 33 vertebrae.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001189]
Name: bone mineralization
Synonyms: bone calcification
Definition: The deposition of hydroxyapatite, a form of calcium phosphate with the formula Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2, in bone tissue.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0030282]   QuickGO   AmiGO