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 ]

Synonyms: dentine containing tooth vertebrate tooth dental element tooth

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

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

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