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Term:
mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (UBERON:0001961)
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mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue +  
Diffuse system of small concentrations of lymphoid tissue found in various sites of the body such as the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid, breast, lung, salivary glands, eye, and skin[WP]. Mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue is typically found as nodules associated with mucosal epithelia with distinct internal structures including B- and T-zones for the activation of lymphocytes[GO].

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: MALT ;   epithelio-lymphoid tissue ;   mucosa associated lymphatic tissue ;   mucosal-associated lymphatic tissue ;   mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue
Xrefs: FMA:62819 ;   MA:0000140 ;   NCIT:C12910 ;   UMLS:C0599921 ;   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucosa-associated_lymphoid_tissue ;   http://linkedlifedata.com/resource/umls/id/C0599921
Definition Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucosa-associated_lymphoid_tissue

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