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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:gland development trait
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Accession:VT:0015037 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the morphology or physiology during formation and differentiation of an organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ.

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  vertebrate trait 5
    organ system trait 5
      endocrine/exocrine system trait 0
        gland development trait 0
          mammary gland development trait + 0
          ovary development trait 0
          pancreas development trait 0
          pituitary gland development trait + 0
          testis development trait + 0
          thyroid gland development trait + 0
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