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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:nutrient absorption trait
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Accession:VT:0001666 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the ability of the body to take in constituents of food necessary for normal physiologic function.

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  vertebrate trait 5
    organ system trait 5
      alimentary system trait 0
        gastrointestinal system physiology trait 0
          nutrient absorption trait 0
            carbohydrate absorption trait + 0
            lipid absorption trait + 0
            mineral absorption trait 0
            vitamin absorption trait 0
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