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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:thorax trait
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Accession:VT:0015059 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the portion of the body between the head and the abdomen; in mammals this region is formed by the sternum, thoracic vertebrae and ribs and does not include the upper limbs.
Synonyms:narrow_synonym: chest trait

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  vertebrate trait 5
    organism subdivision trait 5
      thorax trait 0
        thorax development trait + 0
        thorax morphology trait + 0
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