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Term:mesenteric fat pad morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0015004 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color or pattern of the encapsulated adipose tissue associated with the peritoneal fold that encloses the small intestine and connects it to the abdominal wall.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: mesenteric fat depot morphology trait

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Bw1 Body weight QTL1 IDA RGD PMID:11087657 RGD:619690 NCBI chr 2:43,171,017...83,575,226 JBrowse link
Q Bw3 Body weight QTL3 IDA RGD PMID:11087657 RGD:619690 NCBI chr 8:69,349,194...112,783,834 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      connective tissue trait 440
        connective tissue morphology trait 380
          adipose morphology trait 71
            fat pad morphology trait 54
              mesenteric fat pad morphology trait 4
                mesenteric fat pad mass 4
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