Term: parapineal organ determination of left/right symmetry
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Name: parapineal organ
Definition: An unpaired left-sided accessory organ which plays a role in establishing lateral brain left right asymmetry.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001360]
Name: determination of left/right symmetry
Synonyms: determination of left/right asymmetry
Definition: The establishment of an organism's body plan or part of an organism with respect to the left and right halves. The pattern can either be symmetric, such that the halves are mirror images, or asymmetric where the pattern deviates from this symmetry.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0007368]   QuickGO   AmiGO