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CROSS-SPECIES ANATOMY - ANNOTATIONS

The Basic subset of the UBERON integrated, cross-species anatomy ontology is downloaded weekly from http://berkeleybop.org/ontologies/uberon/basic.obo. For more information about this ontology see the "About" page on the UBERON website at http://uberon.github.io/about.html.

Term:leg
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Definition:The portion of the hindlimb that contains both the stylopod and zeugopod.
Comment:we use the less open to misinterpretation 'hindlimb zeugopod'. Editor note: currently declared as overlapping foot, as AOs disagree over whether some ankle parts are in the leg or foot; [homology-note] "Most anatomists now agree that the three proximal bones of the tetrapod limbs are homologous to the two or three proximal elements of the paired fin skeleton of other sarcopterygians, that is the humerus-femur, radius-tibia, and ulna-fibula.[well established][VHOG]" xsd:string {date_retrieved="2012-09-17", external_class="VHOG:0000345", ontology="VHOG", source="ISBN:978-0198540472 Janvier P, Early vertebrates (1996) p.268", source="http://bgee.unil.ch/"}; [terminology-note] "The term leg can mean: [1] an appendage on which an animal walks [2] the entire hindlimb of a tetrapod [3] the segment of a human leg between knee and ankle (cf FMA) [4] the region of a hindlimb include the stylopod and zeugopod, but excluding the autopod. We define this class as [4], and thus 'leg' is compltely analagous to 'arm'. For [1], see the class 'locomotive weight-bearing appendage'. For [2] we use 'hindlimb'. For" xsd:string {source="3"}
Synonyms:exact_synonym: tetrapod leg
 related_synonym: lower extremity
 xref: BTO:0000721;   CALOHA:TS-2206;   EFO:0001411;   EHDAA2:0000972;   EHDAA:5151;   EHDAA:6176;   EHDAA:8289;   EMAPA:17489;   GAID:49;   MA:0000047;   MESH:D035002;   VHOG:0000345;   Wikipedia:Leg#Limb



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  UBERON ontology 0
    anatomical entity 0
      material anatomical entity 0
        anatomical structure 0
          multicellular anatomical structure 0
            organism subdivision 0
              subdivision of organism along appendicular axis 0
                multi-limb segment region 0
                  leg 0
                    hindlimb stylopod + 0
                    hindlimb zeugopod + 0
                    knee + 0
                    leg blood vessel + 0
                    leg bone + 0
                    leg connective tissue + 0
                    leg nerve + 0
                    musculature of leg + 0
                    skin of leg + 0
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  UBERON ontology 0
    anatomical entity 0
      material anatomical entity 0
        anatomical structure 0
          multicellular anatomical structure 0
            multicellular organism 0
              embryo 0
                embryonic structure 0
                  presumptive structure 0
                    paired limb/fin bud 0
                      paired limb/fin 0
                        pelvic appendage 0
                          hindlimb 0
                            lower limb segment 0
                              leg 0
                                hindlimb stylopod + 0
                                hindlimb zeugopod + 0
                                knee + 0
                                leg blood vessel + 0
                                leg bone + 0
                                leg connective tissue + 0
                                leg nerve + 0
                                musculature of leg + 0
                                skin of leg + 0
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