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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:sesamoid element
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Accession:UBERON:0013631 term browser browse the term
Definition:Ossicle that develops within bands of dense, regular connective tissue (e.g., tendons and ligaments). Sesamoids are generally located proximate to a bony prominence, over which the dense regular connective tissue wraps, and/or a joint or articulation.
Comment:Sesamoids are often endochondral replacement elements and in addition to bone tissue, may also be composed of articular cartilage, fibrocartilage, hyaline cartilage, and calcified cartilage.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: sesamoid
 xref: VSAO:0000137



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Path 1
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  UBERON ontology 0
    anatomical entity 0
      material anatomical entity 0
        anatomical structure 0
          anatomical system 0
            organ 0
              skeletal element 0
                ossicle 0
                  sesamoid element 0
                    intertarsal sesamoid + 0
                    sesamoid bone + 0
                    sesamoid cartilage 0
Path 2
Term Annotations click to browse term
  UBERON ontology 0
    anatomical entity 0
      material anatomical entity 0
        anatomical structure 0
          multicellular anatomical structure 0
            multicellular organism 0
              anatomical system 0
                organ system subdivision 0
                  skeletal system 0
                    skeletal element 0
                      ossicle 0
                        sesamoid element 0
                          intertarsal sesamoid + 0
                          sesamoid bone + 0
                          sesamoid cartilage 0
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