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Term: enterocyte apical 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: enterocyte
Synonyms: enterocytes
Definition: An epithelial cell that has its apical plasma membrane folded into microvilli to provide ample surface for the absorption of nutrients from the intestinal lumen.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009269]
Name: apical plasma membrane
Synonyms:
Definition: The region of the plasma membrane located at the apical end of the cell.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0016324]   QuickGO   AmiGO