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edamdef - Find EDAM ontology terms by definition

EDAMDEF(1e) EMBOSS Manual for Debian EDAMDEF(1e)


edamdef - Find EDAM ontology terms by definition


edamdef -query string [-namespace list] -subclasses  boolean -obsolete  boolean -edamdef outobo
edamdef -help


edamdef is a command line program from EMBOSS (“the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite”). It is part of the "Ontology:EDAM,Data retrieval:Ontology data" command group(s).


Input section

-query string

Additional section

-namespace list
By default all terms are returned. Searches can be limited to one or a few namespaces. Default value: *

Advanced section

-subclasses boolean
Extend the query matches to include all terms which are specialisations (EDAM sub-classes) of the matched type. Default value: N
-obsolete boolean
The default behaviour is to not use or return obsolete terms. This option if set will include all terms. Default value: N

Output section

-edamdef outobo


Bugs can be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking system (, or directly to the EMBOSS developers (


edamdef is fully documented via the tfm(1) system.


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05/11/2012 EMBOSS 6.4.0