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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
lung development +     
organ growth +     
bone growth +   
bronchiole development +   
cell-cell signaling involved in lung development +   
heart growth +   
imaginal disc growth +  
left lung development +   
lung alveolus development +   
lung cell differentiation +   
lung connective tissue development  
lung epithelium development +   
lung growth +   
The increase in size or mass of a lung. In all air-breathing vertebrates the lungs are developed from the ventral wall of the oesophagus as a pouch which divides into two sacs. In amphibians and many reptiles the lungs retain very nearly this primitive sac-like character, but in the higher forms the connection with the esophagus becomes elongated into the windpipe and the inner walls of the sacs become more and more divided, until, in the mammals, the air spaces become minutely divided into tubes ending in small air cells, in the walls of which the blood circulates in a fine network of capillaries. In mammals the lungs are more or less divided into lobes, and each lung occupies a separate cavity in the thorax.
lung lobe development +   
lung morphogenesis +   
lung pattern specification process +   
lung smooth muscle development  
lung vasculature development  
lung-associated mesenchyme development +   
mesenchymal cell differentiation involved in lung development  
mesenchymal cell proliferation involved in lung development +   
negative regulation of organ growth +   
positive regulation of organ growth +   
prostate gland growth +   
regulation of organ growth +   
right lung development +   

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