#504 subterminal

Wasila Dahdul

A position quality inhering in a bearer by virtue of the bearer's existing near the end of another entity.


  • Wasila Dahdul
    Wasila Dahdul

    Also, please add 'terminal'
    Definition: A position quality inhering in a bearer by virtue of the bearer's forming the end of another entity.

  • Chris Mungall
    Chris Mungall

    What's the use case here? I think a pre-coordinated term may be better.

    E.g. better to use a precomposed "terminal phalanx" than to try and compose this on the fly using a generic PATO term

    (if you do compose it on the fly then a relation is better. E.g. uberon has relations like in_terminal_part_of)

  • Wasila Dahdul
    Wasila Dahdul

    Here are a few examples. I don't think these can be precoordinated. They describe variation in the position of one entity relative to another:

    * Ectepicondylar process terminates proximal to epipodial facets
    0, yes (annotated as subterminal); 1, no

    * Scapulocoracoid - Glenoid subterminal

    * scapulocoracoid extending ventral to posteroventral margin of glenoid
    0, subterminal; 1, not subterminal

  • Wasila Dahdul
    Wasila Dahdul

    We would still like subterminal and terminal added to PATO for cases where precoordination doesn't make sense because we don't want to add another entity to Uberon. For example, the location of the mouth on the snout in fishes is commonly described as subterminal vs. terminal (see http://fishbase.cn/glossary/Glossary.php?q=subterminal+mouth).

  • Terms and proposed definitions added.

    Thanks Wasila,


    Last edit: Georgios V. Gkoutos 2013-09-15
    • status: open --> closed-accepted