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Term:diencephalon morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0000830 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the paired caudal parts of the prosencephalon from which the thalamus, hypothalamus, epithalamus and subthalamus are derived; these regions regulate autonomic, visceral and endocrine function, and process information directed to the cerebral cortex.

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  vertebrate trait 5
    organ system trait 5
      nervous/sensory system trait 0
        nervous system morphology trait 0
          brain morphology trait 0
            forebrain morphology trait 0
              diencephalon morphology trait 0
                diencephalon cell quantity 0
                epithalamus morphology trait + 0
                globus pallidus morphology trait 0
                hypothalamus morphology trait + 0
                mammillary body morphology trait 0
                pituitary gland morphology trait + 0
                subthalamus morphology trait + 0
                thalamus morphology trait + 0
                third ventricle morphology trait + 0
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