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Term: pharyngeal arch neural crest
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: pharyngeal arch
Synonyms: pharyngeal arches
Definition: One of a series of paired bony or cartilaginous arches that develop along the lateral walls of the foregut. The pharyngeal arches have developmental contributions from endoderm, mesoderm, and neural crest cells and are separated by anterior lateral endoderm out-pockets known as pharyngeal pouches. There are seven pharyngeal arches.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001306]
Name: neural crest
Synonyms:
Definition: A cell population arising from the dorsolateral aspect of the central nervous system primordium during the segmentation period, and later migrating along stereotyped pathways to give rise to a diverse and well-defined set of cell types including pigment cells, peripheral neurons and glia, and head cartilage.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000045]