Term: notochord outer sheath cell vacuole
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Name: notochord outer sheath cell
Synonyms: notochord sheath cell
Definition: Cells that form an epithelial-like sheath around the vacuolated inner notochord cells. Outer cells secrete a thick extracellular perinotochordal basement membrane.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005744]
Name: vacuole
Synonyms: vacuolar carboxypeptidase Y
Definition: A closed structure, found only in eukaryotic cells, that is completely surrounded by unit membrane and contains liquid material. Cells contain one or several vacuoles, that may have different functions from each other. Vacuoles have a diverse array of functions. They can act as a storage organelle for nutrients or waste products, as a degradative compartment, as a cost-effective way of increasing cell size, and as a homeostatic regulator controlling both turgor pressure and pH of the cytosol.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005773]   QuickGO   AmiGO