the soft tissue that fills the cavities of bones [ MP:0002397 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim


the soft tissue that fills the cavities of bones

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editor note

consider placement of NCIT:C53466 medullary bone

TODO - create superclass for bone marrow / head kidney. both are portions of tissue in the hematopoetic system. also consider adding as subclass of zone of bone organ for consistency with FMA. See also: Leydig and epigonal organs

function notes

In adults, marrow in large bones produces new blood cells[Wikipedia:Bone_marrow]

has exact synonym

medulla ossium

medulla ossea

has related synonym

medullary bone

medulla of bone

homology notes

The bone marrow is the hematopoietic organ in all vertebrates but fishes, in which hematopoiesis occurs in the kidney.[well established][VHOG]