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Term: trunk lymph vasculature
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: trunk
Definition: Organism subdivision which is the part of the body posterior to the head and anterior to the post-vent region.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001115]
Name: lymph vasculature
Synonyms: lymph vessel, lymph vessels
Definition: A network of blunt ended vessels lacking direct connection to the blood vascular system. These vessels collect and drain fluids and macromolecules from interstitial spaces throughout the animal. They derive from a subpopulation of endothelial cells and have walls that are much thinner than the blood carrying vessels. The walls are mostly composed of single layer of irregularly shaped endothelial cells. Lymphatic vessels are usually classified as either superficial or deep.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005105]