Connected anatomical system that forms a barrier between an animal and its environment. In vertebrates, the integumental system consists of the epidermis, dermis plus associated glands and adnexa such as hair and scales. In invertebrates, the integumental system may include cuticle. [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/CARO_0002001 https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/29 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: integumentary system

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

efo_slim, pheno_slim, grouping_class

contributor

https://github.com/cmungall
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has alternative id

UBERON:0007029

has related synonym

surface
organism surface
external covering of organism
dermal system
body surface
integumentum commune

homology notes

(...) the integument of many tetrapods is reinforced by a morphologically and structurally diverse assemblage of skeletal elements. These elements are widely understood to be derivatives of the once all-encompassing dermal skeleton of stem-gnathostomes (...).[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0002416