name: epithelial cell type specification, open tracheal system
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def: "Allocation of epithelial cells within each migrating branch in an open tracheal system to distinct tracheal cell fates. During the migration phase each branch forms a well-defined number of cell types (including fusion cells, terminal cells and branch cells) at precise positions." [GOC:mtg_sensu, PMID:10684581, PMID:11063940]
synonym: "tracheal cell type specification" BROAD 
synonym: "tracheal epithelial cell type specification" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0001708 ! cell fate specification
relationship: part_of: GO:0007424 ! open tracheal system development
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