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Term: dental organ plasma membrane
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: dental organ
Synonyms: enamel organ
Definition: A structure that is involved in tooth formation. A bell shape two layer epithelial structure that descends toward the ceratobranchial 5 bone, enclosing the dental mesenchyme. At later times in tooth development the cells at the apex of the bell may be involved in enameloid formation. This structure remains at the base of the erupted tooth and is the source of replacement teeth.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005138]
Name: plasma membrane
Synonyms: bacterial inner membrane, cell membrane, cellular membrane, cytoplasmic membrane, inner endospore membrane, juxtamembrane, plasma membrane lipid bilayer, plasmalemma
Definition: The membrane surrounding a cell that separates the cell from its external environment. It consists of a phospholipid bilayer and associated proteins.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005886]   QuickGO   AmiGO