Logo for Foundational Model of Anatomy The Foundational Model of Anatomy Ontology (FMA) is a biomedical informatics ontology. It is concerned with the representation of classes or types and relationships necessary for the symbolic representation of the phenotypic structure of the human body. Specifically, the FMA is a domain ontology that represents a coherent body of explicit declarative knowledge about human anatomy.

Preferred Prefix
Alternative Prefixes
anatomy biomedical science brain imaging human obo ontology owl phenotype radiology
Homepage Repository OWL
Onard Mejino
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Foundational Model of Anatomy should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
63189   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Foundational Model of Anatomy should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
MIRIAM Namespace Embedded in LUI
The legacy MIRIAM standard for generating CURIEs with this resource annotates the namespaceEmbeddedInLUI as true. This means that you may see local unique identifiers that include a redundant prefix and delimiter (also known as a banana) and therefore look like a CURIE. For Foundational Model of Anatomy, the banana looks like FMA:. Therefore, you may see local unique identifiers for this resource that look like FMA:63189 (instead of the canonical form 63189) and CURIEs for this resource that look like FMA:FMA:63189 (instead of the canonical form FMA:63189). The Bioregistry will automatically strip off the banana when standardizing local unique identifiers and CURIEs.
Metaregistry Foundational Model of Anatomy

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 16 mappings to external registries for this resource with 7 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL AberOWL logo aberowl FMA
BARTOC Basic Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications logo bartoc 571
BioContext biocontext FMA
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal FMA
EDAM EDAM Ontology logo edam 1182
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.x56jsy
GO Gene Ontology Registry logo go FMA
HL7 HL7 External Code Systems logo hl7 2.16.840.1.113883.6.119
Integbio Integbio logo integbio nbdc00273
Identifiers.org Identifiers.org logo miriam fma
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t fma
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry fma
OLS Ontology Lookup Service logo ols fma
OntoBee OntoBee logo ontobee FMA
Prefix Commons Prefix Commons logo prefixcommons fma
Wikidata Wikidata Property logo wikidata P1402
RDF Information

When using this resource in RDF, the following URI format should be used:



A provider turns a local unique identifiers from a resource into a URI. Many providers are also resolvable as URLs (i.e., they can be used in a web browser).

The local unique identifier 63189 is used to demonstrate the providers available for Foundational Model of Anatomy. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
Foundational Model of Anatomy fma http://purl.org/sig/ont/fma/fma63189
Foundational Model of Anatomy (RDF) rdf http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FMA_63189
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/fma:63189
Identifiers.org miriam https://identifiers.org/FMA:63189
OBO Foundry obofoundry http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FMA_63189
Ontology Lookup Service ols https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols4/ontologies/fma/terms?iri=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FMA_63189
Name-to-Thing n2t https://n2t.net/fma:63189
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/FMA/?p=classes&conceptid=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FMA_63189
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here. These are typically inherited from Identifiers.org or Prefix Commons, and need extra curation.

Code Name URL
bio2rdf Bio2RDF http://bio2rdf.org/fma:63189