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Anatomy Term: myocyte
XAO ID: 0004475
Synonyms: muscle cell, muscle cells, myocytes, muscle fiber
Definition: "A mature contractile cell, which has as part of its cytoplasm myofibrils organized in various patterns. Found in muscle tissue, myocytes are long, tubular cells that arise developmentally from myoblasts to form muscle. There are specialized forms: cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscle myocytes, with various properties."
Stage Range: NF stage 27 to death
Marker Genes:
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
myoblast NF stage 19 to NF stage 47
Develops Into:
Parent(s): myoblast


Parent(s): cell (is_a) muscle (part_of)


References: NCBO BioPortal , Ontology Lookup Service
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