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Term:thymus cortex morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0002371 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the outer part of a thymus lobule that surrounds the medulla and is composed of closely packed lymphocytes.
Comment:The thymic cortex contains immature thymocytes, cortical epithelial cells, and scattered macrophages.

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      hemolymphoid system trait 51
        hemolymphoid system morphology trait 45
          hematopoietic system morphology trait 45
            thymus morphology trait 25
              thymus lobule morphology trait 0
                thymus cortex morphology trait 0
                  thymus cortex area 0
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