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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:retroperitoneal fat pad morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0005337 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color or pattern of the encapsulated adipose tissue found on the dorsal/posterior side of the serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity and covering most of the viscera.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: retroperitoneal fat depot morphology trait

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  vertebrate trait 6
    organ system trait 6
      connective tissue trait 0
        connective tissue morphology trait 0
          adipose morphology trait 0
            fat pad morphology trait 0
              retroperitoneal fat pad morphology trait 0
                retroperitoneal fat pad mass 0
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