Skeletal element within the mouth (or in some species, upper part of the digestive tract) that is composed of dentine and is used in procuring or masticating food. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_(animal) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition

Skeletal element within the mouth (or in some species, upper part of the digestive tract) that is composed of dentine and is used in procuring or masticating food.

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Teeth_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

editor note

we place ZFA ctb 5 tooth here for now. Consider changing name from calcaeeous tooth. Note that sea cucumbers develop calcareous tooth-like structures

has exact synonym

dentine containing tooth

vertebrate tooth

dental element

tooth

homology notes

The ancestor of recent vertebrate teeth was a tooth-like structure on the outer body surface of jawless fishes.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001091

taxon notes

absent in living platypus, present in toothed Miocene platypus Obduron dicksoni