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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 apocrine gland morphology
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Definition:any structural anomaly of any exocrine gland whose cells bud their secretions off through the plasma membrane producing membrane-bound vesicles in the lumen; the apical portion of the secretory cell of the gland pinches off and enters the lumen; it loses part of its cytoplasm in their secretions; apocrine secretion is functional during hormonal stress or puberty; an example of true apocrine glands are mammary glands, responsible for secreting breast milk

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  mammalian phenotype 1
    endocrine/exocrine gland phenotype 0
      abnormal gland morphology 0
        abnormal exocrine gland morphology 0
          abnormal apocrine gland morphology 0
            abnormal mammary gland morphology + 0
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