A portion of environmental material is a fiat object which forms the medium or part of the medium of an environmental system. [ URL:http://ontology.buffalo.edu/smith/articles/niches.html http://dx.doi.org/DOI:10.1186/2041-1480-4-43 http://www.informatics.jax.org/searches/AMA.cgi?id=MA:ma ORCID:0000-0002-4366-3088 ]
Synonyms: portion of environmental material
Everything under this parent must be a mass noun. All subclasses are to be understood as being composed primarily of the named entity, rather than restricted to that entity. For example, "ENVO:water" is to be understood as "environmental material composed primarly of some CHEBI:water". This class is currently being aligned to the Basic Formal Ontology. Following this alignment, its definition and the definitions of its subclasses will be revised.