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OBO ID: GO:0009953
Term Name: dorsal/ventral pattern formation Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • dorsal-ventral pattern formation
  • dorsal/ventral pattern specification
  • dorsoventral pattern formation
Definition: The regionalization process in which the areas along the dorsal/ventral axis are established that will lead to differences in cell differentiation. The dorsal/ventral axis is defined by a line that runs orthogonal to both the anterior/posterior and left/right axes. The dorsal end is defined by the upper or back side of an organism. The ventral end is defined by the lower or front side of an organism.
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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