Class: snap:Site

Definition: An independent continuant consisting of a characteristic spatial shape in relation to some arrangement of other continuants and of the medium which is enclosed in whole or in part by this characteristic spatial shape. Sites are entities that can be occupied by other continuants.
Examples: a city, a nasal cavity, a blood vein, an environment, sinuses, canals, ventricles, the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract, the location of the battle of Austerlitz, the interior of the aorta, the room in which one is located, the top of one's desk including the things that are on it and the atmosphere surrounding them.
Comment: Sites should not be confused with spatial regions. Sites characteristically have a filling or medium and are capable of altering their spatial location (moving from one spatial region to another) without altering their identity.

•owl:Thing
        •bfo:Entity
                •snap:Continuant
                        •snap:IndependentContinuant
                                •snap:Site

Super Classes

snap:IndependentContinuant

Disjoint Classes

snap:FiatObjectPart, snap:Object, snap:ObjectAggregate, snap:ObjectBoundary

Usage

Class Description/Definition (Necessary Conditions)

Apical_Pole_Of_Neuron, Basal_Pole_Of_Neuron, Cell_Cell_Contact_Zone, Cell_Interior, Cellular_Space, Extracellular_Space, Intercellular_Junction_Site, Mitochondrial_Site, Node_Related_Site, snap:IndependentContinuant, Spine_Related_Site

Domain of

associated_Cell_Component, contains_Site, has_Boundary, has_Location_Of
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