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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:

Component Anatomy Items:

is a part of derives from

References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service

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