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Term:peripheral nervous system glial cell morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0001105 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the non-neuronal cells of the peripheral nervous system that form the myelin insulation of nervous pathways, guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: PNS glia morphology trait;   peripheral nervous system glia morphology trait
 broad_synonym: neuroglia morphology trait

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      nervous/sensory system trait 172
        nervous system morphology trait 150
          glial cell morphology trait 0
            peripheral nervous system glial cell morphology trait 0
              Schwann cell morphology trait + 0
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