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Term:abnormal vomeronasal organ morphology
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Definition:any structural anomaly of the tubular, crescent-sensory organ with a luminal epithelium that contains chemosensitive receptor cells with microvilli that are thought to detect pheromones and transmit signals to the remainder of the accessory olfactory system; the organ lies at the base the nasal cavity and is split into two, separated by the nasal septum
Comment:This organ is believed to function in sensing pheromones. While the structure has been thought to be absent from higher primate adults, some data suggests that a form may be present in adult humans.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: abnormal Jacobson organ morphology;   abnormal Jacobson's organ morphology;   abnormal VNO morphology;   abnormal organon vomeronasale morphology;   abnormal organum vomeronasale morphology;   vomeronasal organ dysplasia


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  mammalian phenotype 162
    nervous system phenotype 10
      abnormal nervous system morphology 6
        abnormal somatic nervous system morphology 2
          abnormal somatic sensory system morphology 1
            abnormal vomeronasal organ morphology 0
              abnormal vomeronasal sensory neuron morphology 0
              absent vomeronasal organ 0
              small vomeronasal organ 0
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  mammalian phenotype 162
    craniofacial phenotype 6
      abnormal craniofacial morphology 6
        abnormal facial morphology 3
          abnormal nose morphology 1
            abnormal nasal septum morphology 0
              abnormal vomeronasal organ morphology 0
                abnormal vomeronasal sensory neuron morphology 0
                absent vomeronasal organ 0
                small vomeronasal organ 0
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