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new term: optic foramen #1213
Please add optic foramen.
It seems the easiest thing to do here is relabel the existing class. It's logical definition even uses foramen.
In what circumstances do we want distinct foramina vs canals in the ontology?
Note the FMA has classes for both foramen and canal, but the distinction between these is not clear (both are classified under 'anatomical conduit')
what would you say the difference between a foramen and a canal is? Relative width/depth?
Let's focus on the definitions first
is this material or a space? Is it defined by the bone it passes through, or by the vessels passing through it?
In teleosts it’s more like an opening, not like a canal which is a deeper/longer, so the term used is "optic foramen”. I’m not sure of the condition outside of teleosts.
It’s defined as the foramen through which the optic nerve (cranial nerve II) passes. Not defined by the bone that houses it.
Sounds good to me.
Robert E. Druzinsky, Ph.D.
On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 4:59 PM, Chris Mungall email@example.com