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alternative term

has supporting framework

curator note

The skeleton of a structure may be a true skeleton (for example, the bony skeleton of a hand) or any kind of support framework (the hydrostatic skeleton of a sea star, the exoskeleton of an insect, the cytoskeleton of a cell).


A relation between a segment or subdivision of an organism and the maximal subdivision of material entities that provides structural support for that segment or subdivision.

example of usage

Forelimb SubClassOf has_skeleton some 'Forelimb skeleton'

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Chris Mungall

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