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Term:gizzard muscle thickness
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Accession:VT:0010135 term browser browse the term
Definition:The distance between the surfaces of the layer of muscular tissue surrounding the secondary, muscular stomach in some vertebrates used for grinding up food.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: muscle thickness of the gizzard
 xref: ATOL:0000556

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      alimentary system trait 127
        gastrointestinal system morphology trait 44
          gizzard morphology trait 0
            gizzard muscle thickness 0
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