Term: liver organ growth
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: liver
Synonyms:
Definition: Solid compound organ with three lobes that has many functions including bile production, blood detoxification, the production of critical plasma proteins and clotting factors, complement proteins and the storage of many substances, such as lipids, amino acids, iron, and glycogen. Female fish produce vitellogenins in the liver.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000123]
Name: organ growth
Synonyms:
Definition: The increase in size or mass of an organ. Organs are commonly observed as visibly distinct structures, but may also exist as loosely associated clusters of cells that function together as to perform a specific function.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0035265]   QuickGO   AmiGO