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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:kidney morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0002135 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the paired organs responsible for urine excretion and regulation of ion concentrations.
Comment:pslim term
Synonyms:exact_synonym: renal morphology trait

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  vertebrate trait 6
    organ system trait 6
      urinary system trait 0
        urinary system morphology trait 0
          kidney morphology trait 0
            kidney blood vessel morphology trait + 0
            kidney cell quantity 0
            kidney cortex morphology trait + 0
            kidney integrity trait + 0
            kidney medulla morphology trait + 0
            kidney molecular composition trait + 0
            kidney pelvis morphology trait + 0
            kidney shape trait 0
            kidney size trait + 0
            nephron morphology trait + 0
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