A major subdivision of a mature or developing limb, including both skeletal elements (or the mesenchyme that gives rise to the skeletal elements) and associated tissues, such as muscle, connective tissue, integument. Examples: autopod region, zeugopod region, stylopod region, metapodial region, arm region. Excludes the limb girdles. [ https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: segment of limb subdivision of limb free limb segment

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

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editor note

TODO - align this with the CARO2 class 'appendage segment'; note the FMA class does not appear to require repetition

external ontology notes

FMA has both limb segment and free limb segment, the former includes the girdles. Note that MA uses the term more generally and includes A,S,Z,S+Z(arm/leg), whereas FMA is just A,S,Z

has related synonym

extremity part

limb region

region of limb