The orifice that connects the mouth to the exterior of the body. [ https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/wiki/The-digestive-tract ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • The orifice that connects the mouth to the exterior of the body.
has exact synonym
  • oral orifice
  • oral fissure
has related synonym
  • mouth
  • oral part of face
homology notes
  • (...) mouth development is very similar in protostomes and 'basal' deuterostomes, whereas the chordate mouth seems to develop at a new position. Recent data for echinoderms and hemichordates further suggest that this change in mouth position may result from change in the influence of a conserved ectodermal patterning system on mouth development. It has been suggested that the mouths of vertebrates and urochordates may constitute a 'new' mouth.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0000166