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MP term:absent ultimobranchial body
Synonym: absent corpus ultimopharyngeum
Synonym: absent postbranchial body
Synonym: absent telobranchial body
Synonym: absent telopharyngeal body
Synonym: absent ultimobranchial gland
Synonym: absent ultimopharyngeal body
Synonym: absent ultimopharyngeal gland
MP id: MP:0004914
Definition: absence of the outpocketing of the caudal-most branchial pouch of the embryo (interpreted as a fifth pouch in human or as the ventral component of the fourth pouch in mouse) that fuses with the thyroid diverticulum, ultimately giving rise to calcitonin-producing parafollicular cells (aka C-cells) which function in calcium homeostasis; in most mammals, these parafollicular cells fully disperse with the endodermally derived follicular cells of the thyroid by birth
Number of paths to term: 2

is-adenotes an 'is-a' relationship
part-ofdenotes a 'part-of' relationship


mammalian phenotype
        is-aembryogenesis phenotype
                is-aabnormal embryogenesis/ development
                        is-aabnormal embryonic tissue morphology
                                is-aabnormal pharyngeal pouch morphology
                                        is-aabnormal ultimobranchial body morphology
                                                is-aabsent ultimobranchial body [MP:0004914] (3 genotypes, 3 annotations)
                                                is-apersistent ultimobranchial bodies


mammalian phenotype
        is-aendocrine/exocrine gland phenotype
                is-aabnormal gland morphology
                        is-aabnormal thyroid gland morphology
                                is-aabnormal thyroid gland development
                                        is-aabnormal ultimobranchial body morphology
                                                is-aabsent ultimobranchial body [MP:0004914] (3 genotypes, 3 annotations)
                                                is-apersistent ultimobranchial bodies

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