name: mast cell differentiation
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def: "The process in which a relatively unspecialized myeloid precursor cell acquires the specialized features of a mast cell. A mast cell is a cell that is found in almost all tissues containing numerous basophilic granules and capable of releasing large amounts of histamine and heparin upon activation." [GOC:dph, GOC:tb]
is_a: GO:0002573 ! myeloid leukocyte differentiation
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