Monday, January 24, 2011

What's the Preferred Term - 1/24/2011

Recap from last week: #1 - For the class "HAO:0000990: The projection that is median, membraneous and is located distally on the ventral margin of the tarsomere", there was a consensus to use just "plantula" (instead of "tarsal plantula"). We have made the changes to mx and the glossary. #2 - Although the label "strigil" is attached to several classes (homonym), none have it as the preferred term. Since there were suggestions to use "strigil" for "HAO:0000102: The anatomical cluster that is composed of the probasitarsus and calcar" we have made the change. However, since it is a common homonym, the term should be looked at more closely in the future.

For this week:

ID: HAO:0000662


DEFINITION: The shortest anatomical line that connects the compound eye and the lateral ocellus.

TERM OPTIONS: ocellar ocular line, ocellocular line, ocular ocellar length, ocular ocellar line



ID: HAO:0000576


DEFINITION: The tagma that is composed of the prothorax, mesothorax and the metapectal-propodeal complex.

TERM OPTIONS: alitrunk, mesosoma, trunk

HOMONYM NOTES: "trunk" is also used for HAO:0000182 "The anatomical cluster that is composed of the whole organism but which excludes the antennae, legs and wings." (current preference = "body")

- WHAT TERMS (from the above options) would you use to refer to these concepts?
- ARE THERE terms that we are missing for these concepts?

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