OBO ID: ZFA:0000436
Term Name: spleen Search Ontology:
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Definition: Organ that filters the blood removing defective blood cells. The spleen is a dark red organ, located in the peritoneal cavity, adjacent to one of the liver lobes. The spleen consists of red pulp composed of erythrocytes and thrombocytes and white pulp, composed of macrophages, reticular cells and reticulin fibers. (1)
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: TAO:0000436
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