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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:facial morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0003743 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color or pattern of the region of the body that includes the front part of the head from the chin to the top of the forehead, where the mouth, eyes, nose, and other features are located.
Synonyms:narrow_synonym: lower face morphology measurement;   upper face morphology measurement
 xref: EFO:0004743;   EFO:0010948;   EFO:0010949

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  vertebrate trait 6
    organism subdivision trait 5
      head trait 0
        head morphology trait 0
          craniofacial morphology trait 0
            facial morphology trait 0
              beak morphology trait 0
              eye morphology trait + 0
              nose morphology trait + 0
              orofacial morphology trait + 0
              snout morphology trait + 0
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