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Term: micropylar cell apical part of cell
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: micropylar cell
Synonyms: plug cell
Definition: Is a specialized pore forming cell of the follicle, located adjacent to the animal pole of the oocyte. The micropylar cell makes the single micropyle (pore) through the chorion through which the sperm fertilizes the egg.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005239]
Name: apical part of cell
Synonyms: apical region of cell
Definition: The region of a polarized cell that forms a tip or is distal to a base. For example, in a polarized epithelial cell, the apical region has an exposed surface and lies opposite to the basal lamina that separates the epithelium from other tissue.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0045177]   QuickGO   AmiGO