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The Vertebrate Trait Ontology (VT) is being developed as a collaborative effort between the Rat Genome Database at the Medical College of Wisconsin (RGD,, Mouse Genome Informatics at the Jackson Laboratory ( and the Animal QTL database at Iowa State University ( For more information about this vocabulary, or to request additions or changes, please contact us (

Term:thyroid gland physiology trait
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Accession:VT:0002876 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable characteristic related to the function of or processes in the two-lobed endocrine gland found in all vertebrates, located in front of and on either side of the trachea in humans, that produces various hormones, such as triiodothyronine and calcitonin.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: thyroid function;   thyroid physiology trait

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      endocrine/exocrine system trait 162
        gland physiology trait 5
          thyroid gland physiology trait 0
            iodide oxidation trait 0
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