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
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References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service