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Anatomy Term: liver

XAO ID: 0000133


Definition: "Organ that secretes bile and participates in formation of certain blood proteins. The liver is the largest internal organ, primarily consisting of hepatocytes, and has a wider variety of functions than any other organs in the body. The hepatocyte is a polarized epithelial cell that exhibits both endocrine and exocrine properties. The biliary epithelial cells (cholangiocytes), sinusoidal endothelial cells, hepatic stellate cells (Ito cells), Kupffer cells, and pit cells (liver-specific natural killer cells) represent the majority of non-hepatocyte cell types in the liver. During embryogenesis, the liver is generated in the ventral foregut endoderm."

Stage Range: NF stage 35 and 36 to death

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Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
liver primordium NF stage 20 to NF stage 33 and 34
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References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service

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