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UCF: United Cat Federation (USA)
Van pattern: Bicolor in which most of the body is white, the color being restricted to the extremities
Variety: strictly, a subdivision of a breed, such as a particular color form. The term is, however, sometimes used interchangably with breed.
Vomeronasal organ: also known as the Jacobson's organ.
Wild type: the basic unmutated form of a creature that is found in the wild: in the cat, this is the short-haired brown stripped tabby.