Term: intestine epithelial tube morphogenesis
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Name: intestine
Synonyms:
Definition: Folded tube that has parts intestinal bulb, mid intestine and posterior intestine. The intestine is where digestion and nutrient absorption occurs.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001338]
Name: epithelial tube morphogenesis
Synonyms:
Definition: The process in which the anatomical structures of a tube are generated and organized from an epithelium. Epithelial tubes transport gases, liquids and cells from one site to another and form the basic structure of many organs and tissues, with tube shape and organization varying from the single-celled excretory organ in Caenorhabditis elegans to the branching trees of the mammalian kidney and insect tracheal system.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0060562]   QuickGO   AmiGO