zone of skin

^ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0000014

Any portion of the organ that covers that body and consists of a layer of epidermis and a layer of dermis. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin ]

Synonyms: portion of skin, skin zone, region of skin, skin region, skin

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curator notes

Note the distinction between the entire skin of the body, of which there is only 1 in an organism, and zones of skin, of which there can be many. Examples: skin of knee

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Skin.svg, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/HumanSkinDiagram.jpg

external ontology notes

we assume that mouse, HOG and GAID all mean zone of skin when they say skin. We also choose skin as an exact synonym, as it is more intuitive

homology notes

(...) it is well-established that neural crest cells contribute to both the dermal skeleton (craniofacial bone, teeth, and the caudal fin rays of teleosts) and the integument, including craniofacial dermis and all pigment cells outside the retina (...).[well established][VHOG]