This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: subclass specialized connective tissue (AAO:0000571)[AAO]


curator note

This class excludes blood analogues, such as the insect analog of blood. See UBERON:0000179 haemolymphatic fluid.

external definition

A complex mixture of cells suspended in a liquid matrix that delivers nutrients to cells and removes wastes. (Source: BioGlossary,[TAO]
Highly specialized circulating tissue consisting of several types of cells suspended in a fluid medium known as plasma.[AAO]

has exact synonym

portion of blood
vertebrate blood

has related synonym

whole blood

homology notes

Recent findings strongly suggest that the molecular pathways involved in the development and function of blood cells are highly conserved among vertebrates and various invertebrates phyla. (...) There is now good reason to believe that, in vertebrates and invertebrates alike, blood cell lineages diverge from a common type of progenitor cell, the hemocytoblast.[well established][VHOG]