name: mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue development
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def: "The process whose specific outcome is the progression of mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue over time, from its formation to the mature structure. Mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue is typically found as nodules associated with mucosal epithelia with distinct internal structures including B- and T-zones for the activation of lymphocytes." [GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149]
synonym: "BALT development" NARROW 
synonym: "bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue development" NARROW 
synonym: "GALT development" NARROW 
synonym: "gut-associated lymphoid tissue development" NARROW 
synonym: "mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue development" EXACT 
synonym: "NALT development" NARROW 
synonym: "nasopharyngeal-associated lymphoid tissue development" NARROW 
is_a: GO:0009888 ! tissue development
is_a: GO:0048534 ! hematopoietic or lymphoid organ development
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