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MP term:abnormal palatal rugae morphology
Synonym: abnormal impressiones rugales morphology
Synonym: abnormal palatal ridge morphology
Synonym: abnormal palatine fold morphology
Synonym: abnormal palatine rugae morphology
Synonym: abnormal plicae palatinae transversae morphology
Synonym: abnormal plica palatinae transversae morphology
Synonym: abnormal plica palatina transversa morphology
Synonym: abnormal rugae of palate morphology
Synonym: abnormal rugae palatinae morphology
Synonym: abnormal ruga of palate morphology
Synonym: abnormal ruga palatina morphology
Synonym: abnormal transverse palatine fold morphology
Synonym: abnormal transverse palatine folds set
Synonym: abnormal transverse palatine ridge morphology
MP id: MP:0009652
Definition: any structural anomaly in the series of transverse folds (ridges) of the mucosa located on the anterior third part of the secondary (hard) palate of most mammalian species; rugae are present on each side of the median palatal raphe and behind the incisive papillae, but their number and arrangement are species specific; together with the teeth and the tongue, rugae take part in mastication by helping to sense, hold and mash the food; rugae harbor various types of intraepithelial sensory structures (such as Merckel cells, corpuscular endings and free nerve endings), and play a sensory role when the food is pressed by the tongue against the hard palate
Number of paths to term: 3

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mammalian phenotype
        is-acraniofacial phenotype
                is-aabnormal craniofacial morphology
                        is-aabnormal facial morphology
                                is-aabnormal mouth morphology
                                        is-aabnormal palate morphology
                                                is-aabnormal secondary palate morphology
                                                        is-aabnormal hard palate morphology
                                                                is-aabnormal palatal rugae morphology [MP:0009652] (16 genotypes, 16 annotations)
                                                                        is-aabsent palatal rugae
                                                                        is-adecreased palatal rugae number
                                                                is-aabnormal palate bone morphology +
                                                                is-aabsent hard palate
                                                                is-acleft hard palate +


mammalian phenotype
        is-adigestive/alimentary phenotype
                is-aabnormal digestive system morphology
                        is-aabnormal palate morphology
                                is-aabnormal secondary palate morphology
                                        is-aabnormal hard palate morphology
                                                is-aabnormal palatal rugae morphology [MP:0009652] (16 genotypes, 16 annotations)
                                                        is-aabsent palatal rugae
                                                        is-adecreased palatal rugae number
                                                is-aabnormal palate bone morphology +
                                                is-aabsent hard palate
                                                is-acleft hard palate +


mammalian phenotype
        is-agrowth/size/body phenotype
                is-aabnormal head morphology
                        is-aabnormal facial morphology
                                is-aabnormal mouth morphology
                                        is-aabnormal palate morphology
                                                is-aabnormal secondary palate morphology
                                                        is-aabnormal hard palate morphology
                                                                is-aabnormal palatal rugae morphology [MP:0009652] (16 genotypes, 16 annotations)
                                                                        is-aabsent palatal rugae
                                                                        is-adecreased palatal rugae number
                                                                is-aabnormal palate bone morphology +
                                                                is-aabsent hard palate
                                                                is-acleft hard palate +

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