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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:gizzard mass
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Accession:VT:1000226 term browser browse the term
Definition:The amount of matter in the secondary, muscular stomach in some vertebrates used for grinding up food.
Synonyms:related_synonym: gizzard weight;   tissue weight of the gizzard
 xref: ATOL:0001541

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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 mass 0
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