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secondary neural tube formation (GO:0014021)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
embryonic heart tube formation +   
nephron tubule formation +   
neural tube formation +   
primary neural tube formation +   
roof plate formation  
secondary neural tube formation +  
The formation of the neural tube by coalescence of mesenchymal cells followed by their conversion to epithelial cells to form a solid cord that subsequently hollows out (cavitates) to create a hollow tube. Secondary neurulation is the typical mechanism of formation of the neural tube posterior to the posterior neuropore in mammals.

Exact Synonyms: medullary cord biosynthesis ;   medullary cord formation ;   secondary neurulation
Related Synonyms: neural rod formation
Alternate IDs: GO:0014026
Only In Taxon: NCBITaxon:40674 ! Mammalia
Definition Sources: GOC:ef, ISBN:0878932585

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