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The Mouse Adult Gross Anatomy Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology are downloaded weekly from the Mouse Genome Informatics databases at Jackson Laboratories ( For more information about these ontologies, see the MGI Publications Page at

Term:abnormal foam cell morphology
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Accession:MP:0009840 term browser browse the term
Definition:any structural anomaly of a cell with a vacuolated appearance due to abnormal deposition and retention of lipoproteins, and typically seen in atherolosclerotic lesions, as well as other conditions, and derived from or related to the group of cells having the ability to take up and sequester inert particles and vital dyes, including macrophages and macrophage precursors, specialized endothelial cells lining the sinusoids of the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, and macrophages of lymphatic tissue and fibroblasts of bone marrow

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  mammalian phenotype 5407
    cellular phenotype 192
      abnormal cell morphology 47
        abnormal foam cell morphology 0
          abnormal macrophage derived foam cell morphology + 0
          foam cell reticulosis + 0
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