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alternative term

drains to

tributary channel of

drains into

curator note

This relation can be used for geographic features (e.g. rivers) as well as anatomical structures (veins, arteries)

definition

x tributary_of y if and only if x a channel for the flow of a substance into y, where y is larger than x. If x and y are hydrographic features, then y is the main stem of a river, or a lake or bay, but not the sea or ocean. If x and y are anatomical, then y is a vein.

definition source

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tributary

http://www.medindia.net/glossary/venous_tributary.htm

example of usage

inferior epigastric vein tributary_of external iliac vein

Deschutes River tributary_of Columbia River

has curation status

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/IAO_0000428

seeAlso

http://dbpedia.org/ontology/drainsTo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tributary

term editor

Chris Mungall

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