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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 head fold morphology
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Accession:MP:0011257 term browser browse the term
Definition:any structural anomaly of the crescent-shaped, ventrally located fold of the embryonic disc at the future cephalic end of the developing embryo; it constitutes the first body fold, and initiates brain, foregut and heart development
Comment:Head fold is properly used to describe the rostrally located, crescent shaped fold of the embryonic disc around the future foregut. However, it is often (and incorrectly) used as a synonym for the ventrally located cephalic neural folds. Take care to select the correct term.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: abnormal headfold morphology

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  mammalian phenotype 5373
    embryo phenotype 6
      abnormal embryo morphology 2
        abnormal embryonic tissue morphology 1
          abnormal head fold morphology 0
            absent head fold 0
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