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Term:vulval cell fate specification
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Definition:The process in which a cell becomes capable of differentiating autonomously into a nematode vulval cell in an environment that is neutral with respect to the developmental pathway; upon specification, the cell fate can be reversed. In nematodes, the vulva is formed from ventral epidermal cells during larval stages to give rise to a fully formed adult vulva, which is the egg-laying organ of female and hermaphrodite nematodes.
Synonyms:only_in_taxon: NCBITaxon:6231 ! Nematoda

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    cellular process 12707
      cellular developmental process 2846
        cell fate specification 82
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    developmental process 4164
      anatomical structure development 3865
        multicellular organism development 3430
          post-embryonic development 73
            larval development 0
              nematode larval development 0
                vulval development 0
                  vulval cell fate commitment 0
                    vulval cell fate specification 0
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