Preferred Name

function

ID

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034

BFO CLIF specification label

Function

BFO OWL specification label

function

editor note

BFO 2 Reference: In the past, we have distinguished two varieties of function, artifactual function and biological function. These are not asserted subtypes of BFO:function however, since the same function – for example: to pump, to transport – can exist both in artifacts and in biological entities. The asserted subtypes of function that would be needed in order to yield a separate monoheirarchy are not artifactual function, biological function, etc., but rather transporting function, pumping function, etc.

elucidation

A function is a disposition that exists in virtue of the bearer’s physical make-up and this physical make-up is something the bearer possesses because it came into being, either through evolution (in the case of natural biological entities) or through intentional design (in the case of artifacts), in order to realize processes of a certain sort. (axiom label in BFO2 Reference: [064-001])

example of usage

the function of amylase in saliva to break down starch into sugar

the function of a heart pacemaker to regulate the beating of a heart through electricity

the function of a hammer to drive in nails

has associated axiom(fol)

(forall (x) (if (Function x) (Disposition x))) // axiom label in BFO2 CLIF: [064-001]

isDefinedBy

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/bfo.owl

label

function

prefixIRI

BFO:0000034

prefLabel

function

subClassOf

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000016

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http://radlex.org/RID/RID28812 RADLEX LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/WC_function WC LOOM
http://neurolog.unice.fr/ontoneurolog/v3.0/ontoneurolog-extension-of-dolce.owl#function ONL-MR-DA LOOM
http://neurolog.unice.fr/ontoneurolog/v3.0/ontoneurolog-extension-of-dolce.owl#function ONL-MSA LOOM
http://neurolog.unice.fr/ontoneurolog/v3.0/ontoneurolog-extension-of-dolce.owl#function OntoVIP LOOM
http://neurolog.unice.fr/ontoneurolog/v3.0/ontoneurolog-extension-of-dolce.owl#function ONL-DP LOOM
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http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.0/snap#Function SAO LOOM
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 GDCO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 OHD SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 VDOT SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 VEO LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 VEO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 VO LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 VO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 GO-PLUS SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 IAO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 CARO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 PSDO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 NLN SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 EUPATH SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 INO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 OPMI SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 AGRO LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 AGRO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 OHMI SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 ENVO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 IDO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 VIVO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 DRON SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 GENEPIO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 ECOCORE SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 OLAM SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 MF SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 NDDO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 HTN SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 ERO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 BFO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 DIDEO SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 HINO LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 HINO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 TEO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 GEO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 GENO SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 VIO LOOM
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 ONSTR SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 DMTO SAME_URI
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000034 OHPI SAME_URI
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https://w3id.org/reproduceme#Function REPRODUCE-ME LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/MI_0613 MI LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/MI_0613 MI LOOM
http://semanticscience.org/resource/Function CHEAR LOOM
http://semanticscience.org/resource/Function HASCO LOOM
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http://www.onto-med.de/ontologies/gfo.owl#Function GFO-BIO LOOM
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http://www.bootstrep.eu/ontology/GRO#Function SYN LOOM
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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/snap_Function OMIT LOOM
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http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function CAO LOOM
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function PE-O LOOM
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function ECG LOOM
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function CANCO LOOM
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function SDO LOOM
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http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function EFO LOOM
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function OGDI LOOM
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function IDODEN LOOM
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function ACGT-MO LOOM
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function CNO LOOM
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function DDI LOOM
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function TEO LOOM
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http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/snap#Function MIRNAO LOOM
http://sweetontology.net/reprMathFunction/Function SWEET LOOM
http://purl.org/obo/owl/PATO#PATO_0000173 BIOMODELS LOOM
http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000017 RETO LOOM
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http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000017 REXO LOOM
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http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000017 IOBC LOOM
http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000017 GSSO LOOM
http://www.stanford.edu/~coulet/phare.owl#PhenotypeMechanism PHARE LOOM
http://scai.fraunhofer.de/HuPSON#SCAIVPH_00000034 HUPSON LOOM
http://www.stanford.edu/~coulet/phare.owl#GeneOrGeneProductFunction PHARE LOOM
http://www.semanticweb.org/vanessa/ontologies/2012/7/untitled-ontology-33#Function NCCO LOOM
http://sbmi.uth.tmc.edu/ontology/ochv#C0542341 OCHV LOOM
http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/LNC/LA8916-4 LOINC LOOM
http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/RCD/Xa0IT RCD LOOM