Term: cleithrum osteoblast
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Name: cleithrum
Synonyms: cleithra
Definition: Transversely oriented bone connecting the occipital region of the skull dorsally and pectoral girdle ventrally; appears near the end of embryogenesis.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000184]
Name: osteoblast
Synonyms: osteoblasts
Definition: A bone-forming cell which secretes an extracellular matrix. Hydroxyapatite crystals are then deposited into the matrix to form bone.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009031]