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Term:uterine natural killer cell morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0008054 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the uterine subset of the non-T, non-B lymphocytes, having a granular morphology and which are important in innate immunity to viruses and other intracellular pathogens; uNK cells contribute to uterine decidualization and are recruited to implantation sites.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: GMG cell morphology trait;   granulated metrial gland cell morphology trait;   uNK cell morphology trait;   uterine NK cell morphology trait
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  vertebrate trait 2384
    organ system trait 1553
      reproductive system trait 66
        reproductive system morphology trait 66
          female reproductive system morphology trait 58
            uterus morphology trait 7
              uterine natural killer cell morphology trait 0
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